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Adam Gilmour

Advanced Manufacturing Award Winner 2019
Adam is the CEO and Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, a venture-funded rocket company in Queensland, Australia that is developing a new breed of hybrid launch vehicles for small satellite/payload customers.

Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Alumni Award Winner 2012
Adeeba Kamarulzaman graduated in Medicine from Monash University and received her training in Infectious Diseases at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, Victoria, Australia.

Aihua Wang

Asia Impact Award Winner 2013
Sustainability Award Winner 2013
Jianhua and Aihua’s partnership has been so successful, both in Australia and on their return to China.

Alexandra Readhead

Energy & Resources Award Winner 2018
Alexandra Readhead works with governments of developing countries to strengthen their laws, institutions and capabilities to address tax avoidance in the extractive sector.

Alexie Seller

Social Impact Award Winner 2018
Renewable energy entrepreneur Alexie Seller lives in Bangalore in India, where she co-founded the social enterprise Pollinate Energy, bringing life-changing sustainable products such as solar powered lights, water purifiers, clean cookstoves and mosquito nets to families in India’s urban slums and Nepal’s rural communities.

Alison Thompson

Social Impact Award Winner 2016
Dr/Ambassador Alison Thompson is a full time global humanitarian volunteer. Her work started on the Sept 11th 2001 attacks in New York, where she rollerbladed downtown to help as a first responder.

Andrew Harper

Social Impact Award Winner 2017
Andrew Harper has been working with refugees since the 1990s when he worked in Turkey during the first gulf war for UNHCR.

Andrew Tanner

Science & Technology Award Winner 2014
“What makes Andrew such a visionary in the clean tech industry is his powerful mix of strong technical expertise combined with his natural business and marketing talent.

Angelica Cheung

Alumni Award Winner 2018
Angelica Cheung has played an integral role in the development of China’s fashion industry. Upon joining Condé Nast China as the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China in 2005, Angelica Cheung spearheaded the launch of the publication and for the past thirteen years, has led its growth to international acclaim.

Angelica Mesiti

The Arts Award Winner 2019
Angelica lives and works between Paris and Sydney. Mesiti is a contemporary artist working in the field of moving image installation and performance.

Barry Bourne

Energy & Resources Award Winner 2013
“Within geophysical mining and academic circles, Barry is well known for his global leadership and impact on the business.

Barry Marshall

Global Impact Award Winner 2018
In 2005 Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in recognition of their 1982 discovery that a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, causes one of the most common and important diseases of mankind: peptic ulcer disease.

Baz Luhrmann

Global Icon Award Winner 2014
Born in Sydney, Australia, Baz Luhrmann has captured popular and critical imagination internationally with a diverse range of award-winning projects in film, opera, theatre, and music.

Betty Who

Commercial Creatives Award Winner 2017
Betty Who was born in Sydney and raised as a classical cellist, until moving to the US in her adolescence to study music.

Brett Solomon

Social Impact Award Winner 2013
“Through his organisation Access, Brett is on the cutting edge of this topic.

Brook Andrew

The Arts Award Winner 2018
Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonialism and modernist histories.

Cameron Hepburn

Sustainability Award Winner 2015
Cameron is an academic and entrepreneur. He is Professor of environmental economics at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and is also Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and a Fellow at New College, Oxford.

Carolyn McGregor

Science & Technology Award Winner 2015
Professor Carolyn McGregor AM Carolyn McGregor, is a Research Chair in Health Informatics at Ontario Tech University – and an expert creating techniques to find patterns in numbers.

Chris Behrenbruch

Healthcare / Life Sciences Award Winner 2012
Entrepreneur and Monash University alumnus Christian Behrenbruch is recognised internationally for commercialisation achievements in healthcare IT, medical device and biotechnology domains.

Christopher Boshuizen

Overall Award Winner 2014
Advanced Manufacturing Award Winner 2014
“Chris has certainly demonstrated a significant “innovation quotient” as evidenced by the unique work he performed while at Ames Research Center, and recently by the creation and success of the start-up Planet-Labs” – Bruce Yost, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate – NASA Ames Research Center.

Craig Barratt

Technology Innovation Award Winner 2013

A global industry leader in wireless technology and communications, and Senior Vice President and GM at Intel, and Chair of NASDAQ-listed Intuitive Surgical

Dalene Wray

Food & Agriculture Award Winner 2018
Dalene Wray is the managing director of OBE Organic and is driving change, innovation and digital adoption in the Australian beef industry.

Dana Cordell

Food & Agriculture Award Winner 2016
Dr Dana Cordell is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Daria Rippingale

Financial Services Award Winner 2019
Daria Rippingale Daria is Chief Executive Officer at Bankingblocks, a European wholesale banking and payment provider, serving global fintech and payment companies.

David Droga

Overall Award Winner 2012
Commercial Creatives Award Winner 2012
David Droga is Founder and Creative Chairman at Droga5, headquartered in New York City.

David Fidock

Healthcare / Life Sciences Award Winner 2016
Professor David Fidock’s major achievements in the life sciences have been the discovery of how the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparumacquired resistance to the first-line antimalarial drugs chloroquine and artemisinin.

David Putrino

Overall Award Winner 2019
Healthcare / Life Sciences Award Winner 2019

David is the Director Of Rehabilitation Innovation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a Coach at the Entrepreneurship Lab (ELabNYC) Bio & Health Techand the “Chief Mad Scientist” at Not Impossible Labs. He is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience and worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, MIT and NYU.

David Sinclair

Healthcare / Life Sciences Award Winner 2017

David Sinclair, Ph.D. is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Founding Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard. He is also a Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales, Honorary Professor, University of Sydney, and Co-Chief Editor of the journal Aging.

David Thompson

Food & Agriculture Award Winner 2019
Australian chef, author, television presenter, and restaurateur, David Thompson is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on Thai cuisine.

Derek Buckmaster

Advanced Manufacturing Award Winner 2018
Derek runs Carbon Nexus, Deakin University’s globally unique, $34m carbon fibre research facility.

Fiona Wood

Global Impact Award Winner 2016
Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood AM is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction.

Genevieve Bell

Overall Award Winner 2016
Science & Technology Award Winner 2016
Professor Genevieve Bell is an Intel Senior Fellow and former vice president in the Corporate Strategy Office with responsibility for corporate sensing and insights at Intel Corporation.

Geoffrey Garrett

Education Award Winner 2016
Dr Geoffrey Garrett is Dean, Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, and Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Geraldine Buckingham

Financial Services Award Winner 2018
A Rhodes Scholar who studied at Oxford, Dr Geraldine Buckingham is the youngest BlackRock executive reporting directly to CEO Larry Fink – tasked with long-term strategic thinking at the world’s largest asset manager.

Greg Norman

Global Icon Award Winner 2015
Greg Norman was labeled the “Great White Shark” by a newspaper reporter during the 1981 Masters Tournament, but he began exhibiting all the characteristics of that deep-sea creature long before that.

Hugh Evans

Social Impact Award Winner 2015
Hugh Evans is an Australian humanitarian and internationally renowned development advocate.

Hugh Whalan

Sustainability Award Winner 2019
Hugh is passionate about the use of innovative business models to solve the world’s big problems. 

Jackie Yun

Food & Agriculture Award Winner 2017
Jackie Yun was born in Sydney, Australia and is of Papua New Guinea (PNG) Chinese heritage.

James Gorman

Financial Services Award Winner 2015
James P. Gorman (born July 14, 1958, in Melbourne, Australia) joined Morgan Stanley in February 2006 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG).

Jane Sloane

Financial Services Award Winner 2012
Jane has long been committed to making a difference in the social sector, holding executive positions in organisations such as World Vision, Marie Stopes International, International Women’s Development Agency, and the Social Entrepreneurs Network, where she was the founding CEO. 

Jason Day

Sport Award Winner 2016
Jason Day is an Australian professional golfer and PGA Tour member.

Jeni Klugman

Financial Services Award Winner 2013
“Jeni is well respected as a development thinker and practitioner; she demonstrates leadership and is innovative in her approach to issues; and she is making major contributions to development.

Jeremy Balkin

Overall Award Winner 2017
Financial Services Award Winner 2017
Jeremy K. Balkin is considered a leading international expert on ethics in banking, fintech and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services.

Jeremy Heimans

Social Impact Award Winner 2012
As co-founder and CEO of, Jeremy’s work has literally mobilised millions of citizens and consumers to help solve major global problems.

Jianhua Zhao

Asia Impact Award Winner 2013
Sustainability Award Winner 2013
“Jianhua and Aihua’s partnership has been so successful, both in Australia and on their return to China.

John Mattick

Global Impact Award Winner 2019
Professor John Mattick AO, FAA, FTSE, is an Australian molecular biologist internationally recognised for his blend of ahead-of-its-time genomic research with world renowned leadership of prime research institutes in Australia and around the globe.

John Polson

Creative Industries Award Winner 2013
“He’s given a lot of people, not unlike myself that didn’t grow up in Sydney with all the cool kids, the opportunity and the right to say, “Well I can do something too.” He is an inspiration.

Jonathan Mills

Commercial Creatives Award Winner 2014
“As an artist himself, a composer, Jonathan understands the arts from a personal perspective.

Justin O'Shea

Commercial Creatives Award Winner 2016
Justin spent his formative years in a remote aboriginal community in Australia, working in the mines with his father and unpacking boxes at a supermarket.

Karen Day

Overall Award Winner 2015
Healthcare / Life Sciences Award Winner 2015
Karen Day is a distinguished malaria researcher dedicated to the improvement of global health.
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