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2017 Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards Finalists Announced

2017 Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards Finalists Announced

3 November 2017 – The finalists of the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards have been announced. The awards, which celebrate excellence in business, will be held on Thursday 23 November at Spark Arena in Auckland

The awards are celebrating 28 years of business excellence since their establishment in 1990. They recognise and applaud outstanding individual, team and management performances in New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations. The theme of this year’s event is ‘the spirit of resilience’.

Judge Cathy Quinn from MinterEllisonRuddWatts said in every category there were quality candidates for consideration as finalists. "Whittling down to the top three in each category was not straightforward and took careful deliberation. Accordingly, making it as a finalist in any category is an achievement for any company or individual. The judges applaud every finalist and ask that the business community and their colleagues also recognise and congratulate them."

Judge and panel convenor Fran O'Sullivan adds that the judges congratulate all finalists. "All finalists are highly performing companies or individuals who stood out from their peers for a variety of reasons.”

The judging panel includes Dame Alison Paterson, Sandy Maier, Jonathan Mason, Neil Paviour-Smith and Cathy Quinn. Fran O’Sullivan is the judging panel convenor. Mark Allan, Liam Dann, Steven Naude and Glenys Talivai judged Young Executive of the Year.

Deloitte chief executive Thomas Pippos said, “It is great to see finalists for these awards come from a range of industries and sectors. The companies and individuals recognised embody the spirit of resilience, leading and contributing to their company’s success in a shifting business landscape. Resilience is about how well individuals and institutions can absorb, or bounce back, from a difficult situation – a valuable trait in an environment that is influenced by so many factors.”

The awards would not be possible without the support of the sponsors. Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, 2degrees, IMNZ, Eagle Technology, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, QBE Insurance, Sheffield , Massey Business School, Orbit World Travel, Marsh and Deloitte are all category sponsors who recognise the value of these awards.

Tickets and further information on the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 is available here. Tickets can be purchased as singles or as a table of ten.

2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards Finalists
Deloitte and Marsh Company of the Year Award
• Tourism Holdings Limited
• a2 Milk
• Briscoe Group

Deloitte and Orbit World Travel Chief Executive of the Year Award
• Russel Creedy – Restaurant Brands
• Geoffrey Babidge – a2 Milk
• Simon Moutter - Spark

Massey Business School Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award
• Grant Ellis – Restaurant Brands
• Paul Chambers – Meridian
• Steve Gray – Port of Tauranga

QBE Insurance Chairperson of the Year Award
• Jan Dawson – Westpac New Zealand
• Rob Campbell – Tourism Holdings/Summerset Group/WEL Networks
• Peter McBride – Zespri International

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Excellence in Governance Award
• Sanford
• Air New Zealand
• Abano Healthcare

Most Improved Performance Award
• Xero
• 2degrees
• Datacom

2degrees Best Growth Strategy Award
• Tourism Holdings Limited
• a2 Milk
• Zespri International

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award
• Stuff – Fairfax Media
• Air New Zealand
• Fonterra

Eagle Technology and IMNZ Young Executive of the Year Award
• Komal Mistry – Fonterra Ventures
• Sasha Lockley – Avanti Finance
• Ed Hyde – Spark Ventures

Sheffield Visionary Leader Award
Announced at the awards ceremony


[1] Nielsen CMI, August 2017 fused database: Q3 16 – Q2 17 (population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels.


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