Exec award finalists

The CEO Magazine has this week revealed the finalists for the 2018 Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year Awards.

The 2018 winners event will be held at ICC Sydney on Wednesday, November 21, hosted by TV presenters Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur.

The awards program identifies the achievements of leaders in this industry over the past year and the contributions they have made to their companies.

The 2017 Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year, BioCeuticals Managing Director Nathan Cheong, said on receiving the award: “It’s such an honour and a privilege to win this great award on behalf of BioCeuticals. I have my team to thank; if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here tonight.”
The CEO Magazine co-founder and CEO Chris Dutton says that since its inception in 2012, the event has continued to grow, improve and showcase leaders in Australian business.

“Each year, the Executive of the Year Awards acknowledge the fantastic talent we have within Australian companies, celebrating their hard work and achievements,” he said. “This year we have a brand-new category that recognises quality teaching practices and outstanding contributions to student learning in our Education Executive of the Year award.

“We are proud that the Australian business community continues to embrace our awards. I look forward to announcing the winners in November.”

The 2018 finalists for the main award are: Blackmores Institute Director Lesley Brawn, Vitex Pharmaceuticals CEO and co-founder Dr Aniss Chami, LifeHealthcare CEO and Managing Director Matt Muscio, Health World Pharmaceuticals Australia CEO and Managing Director Emma Hanh, and Australian Red Cross Blood Service Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director Clinical Services and Research Dr Joanne Pink.

This year’s judging panel includes Steve Baxter (Transition Level Investments), Michael Ebeid (SBS), Lorna Jane Clarkson (Lorna Jane), John Banfield (BPAY Group), Maureen Jordan (Switzer Media and Publishing), Marcella Romero (Rehab Management), Louise Baxter (Starlight Children’s Foundation), Belinda Robinson (University of Canberra), Chris Beer (George & Matilda Eyecare), John Karagounis (The CEO Circle), and Chris Dutton and Daniel Di Loreto (The CEO Magazine).

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