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Women lead winners of 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards

October 18, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards winners field is dominated by women with Julieanne Alroe, CEO and MD of Brisbane Airport Corporation, named Business Person of the Year, while Associate Professor Dimity Dornan AO, founder of the Hear and Say Centres for Deaf Children, has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.

Lord Mayor with Julieanne Alroe - 2014 business person of the yearLord Mayor Graham Quirk said the ninth annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognised the local business community and its contribution to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy.

“Julieanne Alroe has been a remarkable leader at Brisbane Airport Corporation since her appointment as CEO in 2009. She holds a number of other board positions with Australia TradeCoast Limited, Tourism and Events Queensland, Urban Futures Brisbane and the Queensland Theatre Company,” Cr Quirk said.

“Brisbane Airport Corporation also won the 2014 Award for Corporate Citizenship which follows its win last year for Sustainability in Business.

“With Ms Alroe at the helm, Brisbane Airport has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards third place ranking for airports servicing 20-30 million passengers. She is now overseeing the $1.3 billion parallel runway project, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Australia.”

Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, said, “I am greatly humbled and honoured to receive this award. Being the CEO and Managing Director of Brisbane Airport is a great privilege and I take pride in being part of the team which has focussed all its efforts on building an airport the city and state can be proud of. An airport that is planning for the future. An airport that cares about the environment and its community. An airport that is collaborative, innovative and world class.”

Cr Quirk said Associate Professor Dimity Dornan was recognised for the ongoing success of the Hear and Say clinics that were founded in 1992.

“Associate Professor Dornan was one of the first people to graduate in Speech Therapy at The University of Queensland and she has been a trailblazer ever since. Her not-for-profit Hear and Say clinics now help more than 650 children across six centres,” he said.

“This year Dr Dornan received an AO in the Australia Day Honours, having previously been made a Member to the Order of Australia in 1998 and Queenslander of the Year in 2010.”

Cr Quirk said the awards also recognised Phil Larsen from Halfbrick, creator of global video game phenomenon Fruit Ninja, as Young Business Person of the Year, and PLACE Design Group, as the winner of the Doing Business in Asia category.

“These businesses and individuals play a critical role in establishing Brisbane as Australia’s new world city and a hub for innovation, investment, education, conventions and tourism in the Asia Pacific region,” Cr Quirk said.

“A big thank you to our award sponsors: ANZ, Australia TradeCoast, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Times, Chandler Macleod, Clayton Utz, Channel Seven, Energex, 4BC, HSBC, BDO, Sirromet Wines and Optus for their support.”

Visit lmba.com.au for more information. The full list of winners in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards follows:

AUSTRALIA TRADE COAST AWARD FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

  • Brazilian Beauty

(Special Mention: SponsoredlinX)

BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL AWARD FOR NEW INVESTMENT

  • Felicity Hotel Pty Ltd trading as Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

CHANDLER MACLEOD AWARD FOR DIGITAL STRATEGY

  • My FootDr Group of Companies

CLAYTON UTZ AWARD FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

  • Brisbane Airport Corporation

(Special Mention: HopgoodGanim) 

ENERGEX AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN BUSINESS

  • Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Limited 

OPTUS BUSINESS PLATINIUM AWARD & HSBC AWARD FOR DOING BUSINESS IN ASIA

  • PLACE Design Group

(Special Mention for Doing Business in Asia: OBE Beef Pty Ltd) 

ANZ MADE IN BRISBANE AWARD FOR HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS START-UP

  • Tanda

(Special Mention: Ecoriginals Pty Ltd)

SIRROMET WINES AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION

  • EarthCheck

BRISBANE TIMES AWARD FOR YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Phil Larsen – Halfbrick

CHANNEL 7 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Julieanne Alroe – Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and MD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Associate Professor Dimity Dornan AO – Hear and Say Centres for Deaf Children

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