Revealed: Australian HR Awards 2019 finalists

HRD is pleased to present those industry leaders and organisations who made the shortlist

Revealed: Australian HR Awards 2019 finalists

The Australian HR Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country's top HR leaders, teams and organisations.

This year, HRD received hundreds of nominations for the 20 categories that recognise outstanding contributions of best practice and leadership from right across Australia.

HRD is pleased to present those industry leaders and organisations that made the shortlist and would like to thank all those who submitted nominations this year.

We look forward to celebrating your success at the gala event on Friday, 6 September at The Star Event Centre, Sydney.

For more information and to book your table, click here.

Australian HR Champion (CEO) of the Year
Craig Bennett, Diabetes Victoria
Paul Braico, Boston Scientific
John Burns, VetPartners
Simon Kirkpatrick, Gateway Motorway Services
Timothy Mackinnon, eBay ANZ
Holly Masters, McGrath Foundation
Ross Musgrove, Western Downs Regional Council
Michael Ward, Raytheon Australia

Randstad Australian HR Director of the Year
Linda Carroll, Affinity Education Group
Sarah Derry, Accor
Julie Harris, VetPartners
Ceri Ittensohn, TAL
Snezana Jankulovski
Penny Lovett, Salvation Army
Tash Macknish, Data#3
Martha Travis

Australian HR Manager of the Year
Rochelle Choyna, Accor
Jessica Foo, Tsa Group
Rita Hudson, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Christine Ivankovic, Leap Legal Software
Erin Kenny, Accor
Farzana Khan,  Fink
Bonny Rath, Allan Hall Human Resource Services
Jason Rogers, Endeavour Foundation
Elizabeth Rogic, Assetlink
Jason Romano, Northpoint Toyota

Australian HR Rising Star of the Year
Sarah Alexander, Sanofi
Vicki Barry, Assetlink
Anna Costanzo, Australian Home Care
Jess Edmonds-Saunders, Youi
Fiona Henderson, Western Downs Regional Council
Samantha Lynn, Assetlink
Kate McShane, Affinity Education Group
Symeon Leslie, ghd Hair

Ironfish Australian HR Team of the Year (> 1000)
Accor Pacific Regional Talent & Culture Team
Assetlink People & Culture Team
City of Canterbury Bankstown
La Trobe University Human Resources Team
Tabcorp
TAL
The Salvation Army
VetPartners
Virgin Australia

Hays Australian HR Team of the Year (≤ 1000)
Alinta Energy
Australian Radio Network
Cancer Council NSW
Liberty Financial
MSD
Northpoint Toyota
Nova Entertainment
Queensland Airports
Sanofi

Best Change Management Strategy
Accor Heartist Program
Assetlink Transition Team
Beam Suntory
ETP Ion Detect
FedEx Logistics
Peoplecare Health

Best Graduate Development Program
APP Corporation
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Level Crossings Removal Project
TAL
ThoughtWorks
TransDev

Converge International Best Health & Wellbeing Program
Abbvie
Data#3
Flight Centre Travel Group - Healthwise Global
Lander & Rogers
Nova Entertainment
Special Broadcasting Service
Tasplan
Tourism Australia
Virgin Australia
Youi

Subscribe HR Best Use of Technology
Affinity Education Group
Claim Central Consolidated
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Eastern Health
Employsure
Pegasystems
Racing & Wagering WA
Vodafone

Best Leadership Development Program
Beam Suntory
Cancer Council NSW
CanTeen
Coca-Cola Amatil
Deloitte Australia
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Raytheon Australia Leadership Continuum
Vicinity Centres

Best Learning & Development Program
Accor Academie
Affinity Education Group
Boston Scientific
Corporate Technology Services
Datacom
ghd Hair
International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
Lindt Australia
Vicinity Centres

Best Recruitment Campaign
ANZ – Technology “Thrive Squad”
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Claim Central Consolidated
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Diabetes Victoria
HCL Technologies
Serco Asia Pacific (ASPAC)
YMCA NSW

Achievers Best Reward & Recognition Program
AGL Energy
Employsure
Flight Centre Travel Group Global Gathering
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
HCL Australia Services
International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
MSS Security
Virgin Australia
Youi

Job Access Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program
City of Sydney - Council
Glen Eira City Council
Griffith University
Hollard
Honeywell Limited
International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
National Rugby League
Special Broadcasting Service
Virgin Australia

Ironfish Best Workplace Flexibility Program
AbbVie
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hollard
ING
McGrath Foundation
Moodle
MSD
MYOB

OC Tanner Employer of Choice (> 1000 employees)
ALDI
Flight Centre Travel Group
MSS Security
PETstock
Schindler Lifts Australia
VetPartners

Redkite Employer of Choice (100 - 999 Employees)
AbbVie
Apiam Animal Health
Boston Scientific
Civica
Data#3
Employsure
Liberty Financial
MSD
Nova Entertainment
Sanofi

Employer of Choice (1 - 99 Employees)
Carman's Kitchen
Corporate Technology Services
Edwards Lifesciences
Gateway Motorway Services
ghd Hair
McGrath Foundation
QBANK
Quinton Anthony

Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP)
Cancer Council NSW
CanTeen
Djerriwarrh Health Services
McGrath Foundation
Special Broadcasting Service
The Disability Trust

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