Awards

Company of the Year

The Company of the Year Award recognises the best organisational performance from the previous year. Judging criteria includes the latest financial measures as well as non-financial and other qualitative measures of organisational performance. These may include things like corporate reputation, approach to environmental management, human resource management and others.

 

Young Executive of the Year

The Young Executive of the Year Award recognises standout individuals who are prepared to go beyond perceived limitations and strive for personal and organisational excellence. The award provides an opportunity to celebrate young executives roles in influencing, growing and providing strategy and direction in their organisation.

Chief Executive of the Year

The Chief Executive of the Year Award recognises the best executive performance from the previous year. Judging criteria includes the performance of the winner’s organisation and the extent to which he/she has contributed to that performance and the current strategy. Also important is the regard in which the winner is held by peers.

Chairperson of the Year

Chairperson of the Year is awarded to the top board performer from the previous year. The judging criteria include the performance of the organisation(s) and the extent to which the winner has contributed to the performance of the board(s) he or she chairs. Judges will also take into account the regard in which the winner is held by peers. Also of importance is the understanding of, and commitment to, promoting high standards of corporate governance.

Excellence in Governance

The Excellence in Governance Award recognises an outstanding performance in organisational governance. It is based on criteria determined with the approval of the Institute of Directors and in accordance with the New Zealand Securities Commission Corporate Governance Principles and Guidelines.

 

Diversity Leadership

The Diversity Leader Award was first introduced in 2014. Organisations who appear on the Deloitte Top 200 and Deloitte Top 30 Financial Institutions lists are invited to apply for the award. Award applicants are assessed on the basis of their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout their business, including on issues beyond gender, as well as their development of innovative solutions to a diversity challenge or opportunity they recognise as business critical.

 

CFO of the Year

The CFO of the Year Award recognises a CFO whose performance from the previous year has been outstanding. The award aims to highlight and honour a CFO whose influence and stewardship of their organisation’s financials and stakeholders has resulted in value and success for their company’s shareholders. The judging criteria include the financial performance of the organisation under the direction of the CFO, their demonstrated contribution to sustainable value for shareholders, their communication and strategic planning capabilities, as well as their ability to ‘steady the ship’ in good and bad financial times.

 

Best Growth Strategy

The Best Growth Strategy Award recognises an outstanding growth performance. Criteria include the past year’s revenue and profit growth. Other factors may include if the growth appears to be sustainable, if it is based on international business expansion and the short and long term advantages of growth for the organisation.

 

Visionary Leader Award

The recipient of this award will not necessarily be associated with a Top 200 company or, in fact, any company at all. He/she will be someone in the business world or someone who has applied business methods to other fields or whose work is of importance to the business community. Their contribution might have been made in the previous 12 months or the award may be recognition for a lifetime’s achievement. The winner of the award will have taken a visionary position and leads by example.

Most Improved Performance

The Most Improved Performance Award recognises an outstanding change in business performance. The judges look at the relative improvement in all performance indicators over the previous year, the source of the improvement, and other ways the organisation has changed in the past year and the impact of these changes.

Past Winners and Finalists

2015

Company of the Year

Finalists – EBOS, Z Energy, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Winner – EBOS

 

Executive of the Year

Finalists – Christopher Luxon (Air New Zealand), Jackie Johnson (IAG), Mike Bennetts (Z Energy)

Winner – Christopher Luxon (Air New Zealand)

 

CFO of the Year

Finalists – Andy Carroll (Chorus), Jolie Hodson (Spark), Rob McDonald (Air New Zealand)

Winner – Robert McDonald (Air New Zealand)

 

Chairperson of the Year

Finalists – Joan Withers, Mark Verbiest, Rob Hewett

Winner – Joan Withers

 

Most Improved Performance

Finalists – Comvita, Zespri, Refining NZ

Winner – Refining NZ

 

Excellence in Governance

Finalists – Air New Zealand, NZ Super Fund, NZ Shareholders Association

Winner – NZ Super Fund

 

Best Growth Strategy

Finalists – Tourism Holdings, IAG, Z Energy

Winner – Tourism Holdings

 

Diversity Leadership Award

Finalists – Westpac, Air New Zealand, ANZ

Winner – Westpac

 

Young Executive of the Year

Finalists – Taryn Hamilton, Daniel Warsaw, Craig West

Winner – Craig West (Downer)

 

Visionary Leader

Winner – Dame Suzie Moncrieff (WOW)

2014

Company of the Year

Finalists – Air New Zealand, Briscoe’s, Fidelity Life

Winner – Air New Zealand

 

Executive of the Year

Finalists – Rod Duke, Simon Challies, Dean Bracewell

Winner – Simon Challies

 

Chairperson of the Year

Finalists – Chris Moller, Tony Carter, Mark Verbiest

Winner – Tony Carter

 

Most Improved Performance

Finalists – Hellabys, Tourism Holdings, Spark

Winner – Tourism Holdings

 

Excellence in Governance

Finalists – Port of Tauranga, Fletcher Building, Air New Zealand

Winner – Fletcher Building

 

Best Growth Strategy

Finalists – Infratil, Delegats, Green Cross

Winner – Delegats

 

Diversity Leadership Award

Finalists – Genesis Energy, BNZ, Vodafone

Winner – BNZ

 

Young Executive of the Year

Finalists – Michael Wilson, Oliver du Bern, Michael Lewis

Winner – Michael Lewis