Media CEOs to battle it out for top gong

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 18 August 2016
Twitter's Karen Stocks is in the running for media executive of the year.

Top bosses from creative agencies M&C Saatchi and Leo Burnett; outdoor media business Adshel and independent media agency Atomic 212, are battling it out for 'CEO of the year' honour at the CEO Magazine's annual Executive of the Year Awards.

In the running is Adshel CEO Rob Atkinson and Atomic 212 CEO Jason Dooris -  who last year was also named runner-up for CEO of the year. Both compete alongside previous nominees M&C Saatchi Group CEO Australasia Jaimes Leggett and Leo Burnett CEO Pete Bosilkovski.

All are also competing for the 'media executive of the year' category award too, along with Twitter Australia MD Karen Stocks.

Finalists for marketing executive of the year include ING Direct Australia executive director of customer John Arnott, The Good Guys CMO Robert Ambler-Frazer and BPM marketing director Cara Cunningham. Former Pandora marketing Nicole McInnes is also a finalist, in her new role as marketing director for eHarmony Australia.

In the finals list for chairperson of the year is Atomic 212 Group chairman and chief commercial officer Barry O'Brien.

See all the nominees from the industry here or see below:

MEDIA EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Jaimes Leggett
Group CEO Australasia
M&C Saatchi Group

Jason Dooris
CEO
Atomic 212° Group

Karen Stocks
Managing Director
Twitter Australia

Peter Bosilkovski
CEO
Leo Burnett Sydney

Rob Atkinson
CEO
Adshel

RETAIL EXECUTIVE
of the Year

John Winning
CEO
Winning Group

Kate Morris
CEO
Adore Beauty

Michael Ford
CEO
The Good Guys

Shelley Barrett
CEO
ModelCo

TRANSPORT and LOGISTICS EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Gary Edstein
CEO Oceania
DHL Express

Kerrie Mather
CEO and Managing Director
Sydney Airport

Nancy Nguyen
Marine and Logistics
Category Manager
Woodside Energy

Shane Ellison
Managing Director NSW
Transdev Australasia

IT and Telecommunications EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by BoardPad

Nick Verykios
CEO
Distribution Central

Peter Maloney
CEO
GlobalX Legal Solutions

Peter Yialas
Managing Director
DX Solutions

Tim Reed
CEO
MYOB

HEALTH and Pharmaceuticals EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Christine Holgate
CEO
Blackmores

Stephen Cornelissen
Group CEO
Mercy Health

Mark Middleton
CEO
Icon Group

Dr Aniss Chami
CEO
Vitex Pharmaceuticals

BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Clinton Dick
Director
Liberty Industrial

Danny Assabgy
CEO
Hudson Homes

Darren Wallis
CEO and Managing Director
G.J. Gardner Homes

James Kelly
Managing Director
Lifestyle Communities


MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE
of the Year

David Oliver
Australia Region President
ASSA ABLOY

Greg Ellis
Managing Director
Rinnai Australia

Nigel Garrard
CEO and Managing Director
Orora Limited

Stuart Payne
Director
GP Graders

ENERGY and RESOURCES EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by roy hill/hancock prospecting

Sean Gordon
CEO
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal
Land Council

Louise Cordina
CEO
Cordina Group

Dhruv Deepak ‘DD’ Saxena
Managing Director
Riverina Oils & Bio Energy

HOSPITALITY and TOURISM EXECUTIVE
of the Year

David Assef
Managing Director
Spicers Retreats

Karen Bolinger
CEO
Melbourne Convention Bureau

Karin Sheppard
COO – Australasia and Japan
IHG

Simon McGrath
COO – Pacific region
AccorHotels

FINANCIAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by leaseplan

Craig Dent
CEO
State Trustees Limited

Greg O’Neill
President and CEO
La Trobe Financial

Vivek Bhatia
CEO and Managing Director
Icare

Jon Linehan
CEO and Managing Director
Defence Bank

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by knight frank

Laura Ruffles
CEO Australia and New Zealand
and Global COO
Corporate Travel Management

Murray Hunter
Founder
Design + Industry

Nicholas Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership

Tim Orton
Managing Director
Nous Group

SPORT and RECREATION EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Eugene Arocca
CEO
Confederation of Australian
Motor Sport

Ian Campbell
CEO
JUMP! Swim Schools

Marne Fechner
CEO Netball World Cup 2015
Netball Australia

Tobias Pearce
CEO
The Bikini Body Training Company

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
of the Year

Christie Neville
Executive Assistant
BPM

Larissa Auditore
Executive Assistant to the
CEO and Managing Director
Icare

Simone Koolloos
Executive Assistant
Blackmores

Thu Snowden
Executive Assistant to Office
of the Chairman
KPMG

NOT FOR PROFIT EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Anne Bryce
CEO
Achieve Australia

Gerald Andersen
CEO and Company Secretary
Foodbank NSW and ACT

James Forbes
Marketing Manager
Nature Conservation Trust of NSW

Janelle Goulding
CEO
City West Housing

Dr Matthew Miles
CEO
MS Research Australia

START-UP EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by the architecture practice

Anthony Wright
Principal and CEO
Lexvoco

Kath Purkis
CEO
Her Fashion Box

Lincoln Easton
CEO
Progressclaim.com

Michael Farley
CEO
WYZA

Ryan Hanly
CEO and Co-Founder
Travello

YOUNG EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by eos

David Rohrsheim
General Manager ANZ
Uber

Mark Wizel
Senior Director
CB Richard Ellis

Sean Senvirtne
CEO and Founder
MyDeal.com.au

Suren Chandrajit
CEO
LEDified

SALES EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by tourism new zealand

Brian Krishna
Sales and Industry
Marketing Director Oceania
Xylem Water Solutions

Eric Jeanmaire
Sales Director
Blackmores

Kane Draper
National Business
Development Manager
Dimple Care

Suzy Nicoletti
Head of Online Sales
Twitter Australia


MARKETING EXECUTIVE
of the Year
Sponsored by acer

Cara Cunningham
Marketing Director
BPM

John Arnott
Executive Director, Customer
ING Direct Australia

Nicole McInnes
Marketing Director ANZ
Pandora
(now Marketing Director Australia for eHarmony)

Robert Ambler-Frazer
Chief Marketing Officer
The Good Guys

HR EXECUTIVE
of the Year

Alla Keogh
Head of People and Performance
MYOB

Jennifer Todd-Wilson
Human Resources
Director Oceania and Japan
Xylem Water Solutions

Linda Redfearn
Head of Human Resources
Blackmores

Rebecca Nash
Group Executive,
People and Culture
Perpetual


CIO
of the Year
Sponsored by acquire

Carl Gadini
CIO
The Good Guys

Simon Raik-Allen
Chief Technical Advisor
MYOB

Tim Thurman
CIO
ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)

William Daniel Confalonieri
Chief Digital Officer,
CIO and Vice President
Deakin University


CFO
of the Year
Sponsored by sunsuper

Aaron Canning
CFO
Blackmores

Cameron Small
Group CFO
Pepper Group
Michael Harvey

COO and CFO
Australian Radio Network
Ross Koscharsky

CFO
Icon Group

CHAIRPERSON
of the Year
Sponsored by australian institute of company directors

Barry O’Brien
Chairman and Chief Commercial Officer
Atomic 212° Group

Marcus Blackmore
Chairman of the Board
Blackmores

Rod Douglas
Chairman
Mr Rental

Tina West
Chairperson
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal
Land Council


MANAGING DIRECTOR
of the Year
Sponsored by chivas

Karen Stocks
Managing Director
Twitter Australia

Nathan Cheong
Managing Director
BioCeuticals

Nicholas Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership

Rolando Schirato
Managing Director
Vittoria Food and Beverage


CEO
of the Year
Sponsored by
maserati

Adrian Di Marco
CEO and Founder
TechnologyOne

Christine Holgate
CEO
Blackmores

Jaimes Leggett
Group CEO Australasia
M&C Saatchi Group

Jason Dooris
CEO
Atomic 212° Group

Nigel Garrard
Managing Director and CEO
Orora Limited

Pete Bosilkovski
CEO
Leo Burnett Sydney

Rob Atkinson
CEO
Adshel

Stephen Cornelissen
Group CEO
Mercy Health

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