Mark Nielsen Won 2018 CEO of the Year Award

Mark Nielsen has been titled CEO of the Year at the 2018 Executive of the Year Awards in Sydney.

An audience of CEOs and leaders gathered at the ICC on November 21 to recognise the achievements of Australia’s leading executives at the seventh annual Executives of the Year Awards.

Nielsen earned the top award for his contribution as the APAC CEO and executive director of international recruitment agency Talent International. Under Nielsen’s leadership, the 11-person judge panel found, the organisation rose to the number one spot in the ANZ market with amplified revenue and improved team engagement and retention.

Nielsen also won the Professional Services Executive of the Year title. “By uniting the group under one purpose … and utilising digital platforms for coaching, mentoring and selling, Mark has fostered a productive and engaged team that he considers to be the best in the industry,” the panel said.

Janelle Hopkins, Group CFO at Australia Post was awarded CFO of the Year for turning the loss-making postal company into a sustainable and successful organisation.

The CIO of the Year award went to Brett Winn of Blackmores, who was recognised for his role in transforming the company into a cloud-based model to empower employees across geographically diverse locations.

Some of the judges in the panel include Lorna Jane founder Lorna Jane Clarkson, BPAY Group CEO John Banfield, and last year’s CEO of the Year winner Michael Ebeid.

“We saw a record number of applications, a record level of brilliance and our biggest attendance numbers to date with more than 600 guests joining us at the ICC Sydney to celebrate the individuals behind some of Australia’s top business brands,” Chris Dutton, CEO and co-founder of the CEO Magazine told Mediaweek.

For the full list of winners, visit the website.

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