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Born Global : October 2020

From the CEO CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Advance Awards 2020! We celebrated a number of firsts this year, including our 37 finalists, hosting the Awards online, the introduction of a … Continued

Dr David Pender

Advance Awards Science and Technology Category Finalist A manufacturing revolutionary, Dr David Pender has designed and run some of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. He has started … Continued

Andrew Hudson

Advance Awards Social Impact Category Finalist To meet crisis day in and day out, Executive Director and CEO of Crisis Action, Andrew Hudson, relies on honesty, trust and inspiration. As an … Continued

Nicholas Wyman

ADVANCE SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2020 For the past 25 years, Nicholas Wyman has sought novel ways to connect youth with the jobs of the future. Nicholas believes the ‘learn … Continued

Caroline Angoorly

Advance Awards Sustainability Category Finalist A suit-wearing eco-warrior armed with a strategic mind and commercial rigour, Caroline Angoorly has earned her stripes operating, developing and financing large energy infrastructure projects. … Continued

Professor Jenni Evans

Advance Awards Sustainability Category Finalist Showing that science is an innately creative endeavour, Professor Jenni Evans has forged a brilliant career merging research fields and forging interdisciplinary partnerships to tackle complex hypotheses … Continued

Dr Abigail Allwood

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2020ADVANCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER 2020 Dr Abigail Allwood is at the cutting-edge of space exploration. She is one of only seven principal investigators … Continued

Sophie Blackall

ADVANCE AWARDS AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL ICON WINNER 2020 An Australian icon in the world of Children’s Books, Sophie Blackall creates places to escape to during stormy times, and return from wiser, … Continued

Dr John McHutchison AO

ADVANCE GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2020 Professor Dr McHutchison AO has played a central and critical role in developing the curative treatments for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). To develop this … Continued

Professor Jill Banfield

ADVANCE LIFE SCIENCES AWARD WINNER 2020 A mineralogist-turned-microbiologist, Jill Banfield has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the structure, function and diversity of microbial communities in natural environments and … Continued

Jennifer Nason

ADVANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARD WINNER 2020 Jennifer Nason is considered one of Australia’s most successful global business leaders and one of the most senior and influential women on Wall Street. … Continued

Professor Justin Wolfers

Advance Awards Education Category Finalist Described as one of Australia’s most unorthodox and influential academic exports, Professor Justin Wolfers shifts the lens on economic discourse and the stereotype of economics … Continued

Jess Conoplia

Advance Awards Commercial Creatives Category Finalist A global leader shaping film and television industry policy, Jess Conoplia has actively lead on-screen sector development, diversity and advocacy for members world-wide. As … Continued

Tim Kentley Klay

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2020ADVANCE COMMERCIAL CREATIVES AWARD WINNER 2020 Tim Kentley Klay is a creative and technical entrepreneur. He describes himself as a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker … Continued

Dr David Putrino : Human in New York

David Putrino is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. As the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation of New York’s Mt Sinai Health System, and the 2019 Advance Global Australian … Continued

David Putrino

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2019ADVANCE HEALTHCARE AWARD WINNER 2019 David is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to … Continued

Natalie Jeremijenko

ADVANCE COMMERICAL CREATIVES AWARD WINNER 2019 One of America’s brightest digital pioneers, Natalie Jeremijenko has been named one of the Top 100 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review, and … Continued

Richard Fuller

ADVANCE SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2019 Richard Fuller, is an Australian-born, U.S.-based engineer, entrepreneur and environmentalist best known for his work on global pollution issues. He is founder and president … Continued

Richard Pestell

ADVANCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER 2014 “Richard has demonstrated excellence as a physician and oncologist through his achievements and recognition in US medicine, including his current senior position at Thomas Jefferson … Continued

Sally Paridis

Sally is the Founder and CEO of CoClear, Inc. CoClear is a web application that communicates the environmental and cost impact of consumer products using existing company data. Sally’s mission … Continued

Steve Paridis

Steve Paridis is the president and founding partner of New York hedge fund Manikay Partners. Interview by Erin Tennant Steve Paridis was enjoying some quality beach time with his wife … Continued

Andrew N. Liveris AO

Andrew N. Liveris AO is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and director of DowDuPont. He previously served as Executive Chairman of DowDuPont. A … Continued

Bob Isherwood

Australian born Bob Isherwood is the former Worldwide Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi. In that role he took ultimate responsibility for the communication ideas the company created for some … Continued

Geraldine Buckingham

ADVANCE 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 … Continued

Thomas Oxley

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2018ADVANCE LIFE SCIENCES AWARD WINNER 2018 When it comes to Dr Thomas Oxley’s work, imagine a digital spinal cord that streams your thoughts. Dr Oxley … Continued

Professor Barry Marshall

ADVANCE 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 … Continued

Christopher Boshuizen

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2014ADVANCE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AWARD WINNER 2014 “Chris has certainly demonstrated a significant “innovation quotient” as evidenced by the unique work he performed while at Ames … Continued

Josephine Linden

Josephine Linden is Founder and CEO of Linden Global Strategies, a wealth management advisory firm and multi-family office. She retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner and managing director in … Continued

Monika McLennan

Born in Poland, brought up in Australia and currently residing in New York City, Monika McLennan received her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Asian Studies from Griffith University in 1991 … Continued

Mick Farrell

Michael “Mick” Farrell became Chief Executive Officer of ResMed in March 2013. Mr Farrell served as the company’s President – Americas from May 2011 to March 2013. He was previously … Continued

Shane Finemore

Shane Finemore is the Managing Partner of Manikay Partners and serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. Prior to founding Manikay Partners, Mr Finemore spent seventeen years at UBS and … Continued

David Anstice

David W. Anstice is a retired senior executive and company director, working globally, and based in Pennsylvania, USA. He retired as a senior executive of Merck & Co., Inc., in … Continued

Robert Joss

A leader in global banking, a former US Treasury Department official, and a Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA (’67) and PhD (’70), Robert Joss became the eighth dean of … Continued

David Sinclair

ADVANCE 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 … Continued

John Polson

ADVANCE CREATIVE INSUSTRIES 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 … Continued

Baz Luhrmann

ADVANCE AUSTRALIAN 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, … Continued

Vikram Mehta

ADVANCE ICT AWARD WINNER 2014 “Vikram is a unique candidate for this prestigious award as he is one of those rare individuals who has achieved success on a global stage, … Continued

Tan Le

ADVANCE ICT AWARD WINNER 2012 Tan Le Co-founded Emotiv, in 2003 and serves as its President. Ms. Le is a technology entrepreneur. Before she joined Emotiv, she cofounded and ran … Continued

Craig Barratt

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY INOVATION AWARD WINNER 2013 “To say Craig did a superb job as CEO of Atheros is really an understatement. His ability to understand technology and global supply chain … Continued

Andrew Tanner

ADVANCE CLEAN 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 … Continued