This year, Australia’s executive elite gathered together at Crown Melbourne to celebrate some truly outstanding personal achievements in business.

The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards is Australia’s most prestigious business awards event, recognising the individual excellence of senior executives.

One of the most hotly contested events for Australia’s leading executives, the awards do not celebrate a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEOs and senior management who drive Australia’s greatest organisations.

The winners were announced by host Eddie McGuire, back for his sixth year as MC, at the glittering black-tie event attended by 550 of the nation’s business luminaries.


Finalists were judged by a 10-person panel including: Janine Allis, Founder of Boost Juice & Retail Zoo; Larry Kestelman, Executive Group Chairman at LK Group; Libby Roy, Vice-President & Managing Director of PayPal Australia; Shelly Park, Chief Executive & Executive Board Member of The Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Stephen Cornelissen, Group CEO of Mercy Health; Michael Derin, Azure Group’s CEO & Founding Partner; Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent; John Karagounis, CEO & Managing Director of The CEO Circle; as well as The CEO Magazine’s Founder & CEO Chris Dutton and Managing Director Daniel Di Loreto.

Founder and CEO of ModelCo, Shelley Sullivan took out the Retail Executive of the Year Award.

With Shelley’s proven star-pulling power, she recently landed a lucrative collaboration contract that will take ModelCo to global heights. In a highly competitive market, her multi-channel marketing and embrace of innovation has driven impressive growth.

Source: CEO Magazine