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The CEO Magazine Reveals Australia’s Top Hospitality & Tourism Leaders Of 2018

September 17, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The CEO Magazine has revealed the finalists for the 2018 Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year Award.

The 2018 winners event will be held at ICC Sydney on Wednesday 21 November with new hosts, media journalists Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur.

The CEO Magazine’s Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year Award identifies the achievements of leaders in this industry over the past year and the contributions they have made to their companies.

Chris Dutton, Co-Founder and CEO of The CEO Magazine, said since its inception in 2012, the event continues to grow, improve and showcase leaders in Australian business.

“Each year, the Executive of the Year Awards acknowledges the fantastic talent we have within Australian companies, celebrating their hard work and achievements. 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,” Dutton added.

With once again an overwhelming response to the Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year category. Who will be crowned the winner?

The finalists in the 2018 Hospitality and Tourism Executive of the Year category are:

Sean Hunt     Area Vice President of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific     Marriott International

John O’Sullivan             Managing Director                             Tourism Australia

James Thornton              CEO                                                     Intrepid Group

Melanie Waters-Ryan      COO                                 Flight Centre Travel Group

This year’s judging panel, tasked with choosing the winner, is comprised of highly regarded business professionals whose industry knowledge and skill sets cover the broad spectrum of award categories, from media and finance sectors to NFP, technology and more.

2018 Judges:Steve Baxter (Transition Level Investments founder; Shark Tank Australia investor), Michael Ebeid (SBS CEO and MD – 2017 CEO of the Year), Lorna Jane Clarkson (Lorna Jane founder), John Banfield (BPAY Group CEO),Maureen Jordan (Switzer Media and Publishing CEO), Marcella Romero (Rehab Management founder and MD), Louise Baxter (Starlight Children’s Foundation CEO), Belinda Robinson (University of Canberra VP for University Relations and Strategy), Chris Beer (George & Matilda Eyecare CEO; Luxottica former CEO), John Karagounis (The CEO Circle CEO), Chris Dutton (The CEO Magazine CEO) and Daniel Di Loreto (The CEO Magazine MD)

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