• Winning an award like this is not only a huge honour, it is a testament to all the hard work you have put in. At the Winning Group, our customer is at the core of everything we do. Being acknowledged with an award like this is a great achievement that reflects on the strength of the Group and our passion for creating innovative and enjoyable retail experiences.”

    John Winning, Group CEO of Winning Group
  • I was thrilled to be a finalist and to be named among so many other deserving Australian businessmen and women… To be acknowledged by The CEO Magazine allows me to talk about the amazing work Mercy Health does each and every day. It allows me to highlight the new initiatives we’re embarking on to improve the lives of others.”


    Stephen Cornelissen, Group CEO of Mercy Health
  • When you are the CEO and you win something like that, as an individual it’s incredibly humbling — but it actually means something for all the staff… So it’s an element of pride — not just for me but for all our staff and my chairman as well, because we are all in it together.”

    Christine Holgate, CEO of Blackmores
  • I felt incredibly privileged to win CEO of the Year. Having worked in radio for over fifteen years, I’m a strong advocate of the power of radio so to be recognised at this high-level and respected awards event is a strong endorsement for the industry.”

    Ciaran Davis, CEO of Australian Radio Network
  • The Executive of the Year Awards was an exciting meeting of talent right across the Australian professional community. This past year’s event is particularly memorable for me as I was fortunate enough to accept the award for Young Executive of the Year—no doubt a future nostalgic moment for both myself and especially my parents—and an honour I proudly share with the entire ICONIC team; a dedicated, talented, and passionate group with whom I’m privileged to work every day.”

    Adam Jacobs, co-founder of THE ICONIC
  • I am exceptionally proud to have been named Media Executive of the Year. I absolutely love what I do and to be recognised in this way, at such a highly respected awards show and up against such fierce competition, is a great honour. Whilst this is a personal award, the entire team at Leo Burnett has played a role in this achievement—through the relentless agency-wide dedication to achieving excellence, driving innovation and encouraging risk taking, all while having fun doing it.”

    Pete Bosilkovski, Managing Director of Leo Burnett