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2018 Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards Finalists

2018 Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards Finalists Announced

26 October 2018 – The finalists of the 2018 Deloitte Top 200 Awards have been announced, with the awards ceremony being held on Wednesday 21 November at Spark Arena in Auckland.

Celebrating 29 years of business excellence since their establishment in 1990, the awards recognise and applaud outstanding individual, team and management performances in New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations.

Fran O’Sullivan has returned as judge and awards convenor. O’Sullivan says, “All the finalists are stellar New Zealand companies and individuals who have stood out from their peers in 2018.

“It is particularly pleasing that finalists from the primary and tourism sectors - two sectors which underpin New Zealand’s economic success – have featured alongside finalists from key NZ-listed and private companies, two state-owned enterprises and a council-owned company.

“This demonstrates the range and depth of New Zealand business.”

The judging panel includes Dame Alison Paterson, Samford Maier, Jonathan Mason, Neil Paviour-Smith and Cathy Quinn. Liam Dann, Chris Moller and Barbara Chapman are the judges for the Young executive of the Year category, and Agnes Naera, Stephen Town and Bev Cassidy-MacKenzie are on the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership panel.

Cathy Quinn says, "Being named as a finalist in any category is an achievement in itself, as even selecting the top few was a difficult task for the judges. All the finalists are highly performing companies or individuals and we are looking forward to an evening where the business community can recognise their achievements.”

Deloitte chief executive Thomas Pippos says the finalists are leaders in their industries. “It is fantastic to have an awards night that celebrates not only the performance of New Zealand’s major companies, but some of the key roles that are integral to their success. The chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chairperson are all absolutely key to driving excellence in our largest organisations, while talented young executives underpin the longer term sustainability of these iconic companies.”

The awards would not be possible without the support of the partners. Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, 2degrees, Eagle Technology, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Sheffield, Marsh, ServiceNow and Deloitte are all category sponsors who recognise the value of these awards.

The theme of this year’s awards is The Power of Purpose, which celebrates companies with a strong sense of purpose and the courage to embrace change.

Tickets and further information on the 2018 Deloitte Top 200 is available here. Tickets can be purchased as singles or as a table of ten.

2018 Deloitte Top 200 Awards Finalists

Deloitte and Marsh Company of the Year

• Restaurant Brands

• Zespri International

• Tatua Dairy Company

Deloitte and ServiceNow Chief Executive of the Year

• Russel Creedy – Restaurant Brands

• Fraser Whineray – Mercury NZ Ltd

• Xavier Simonet - Kathmandu

Chief Financial Officer of the Year

• Jon Raby – ASB Bank

• Mark Royle – Freightways Ltd

• Nigel Greenwood – Synlait Milk

Chairperson of the Year

• Peter McBride – Zespri International

• Liz Coutts – Ports of Auckland

• David Pilkington – Port of Tauranga

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Excellence in Governance

• Sanford

• Trade Me

• Ports of Auckland

Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year

• Caroline Rawlinson – Trade Me

• Tasha Impey – TVNZ

• Kayn Miller – Chorus Ltd

2degrees Best Growth Strategy

• Fulton Hogan

• Delegat Ltd

• Skyline Enterprises Ltd

Most Improved Performance

• Skellerup Holdings

• Kathmandu

• Kordia

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

• Vodafone

• Downer Group

• SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Sheffield Visionary Leader

Announced at the awards ceremony


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