- Author: Staff writers
- Posted: October 18, 2023
2023 Australian CFO Award Finalists Announced!
The Australian CFO Community, powered by spend management solution, Weel, is delighted to announce the 2023 finalists for the Australian CFO Awards, including finance leaders from Employment Hero, SBS, Oroton Group, University of Canberra and Canva.
The Australian CFO Awards recognise the unsung Chief Financial Officers, Financial Controllers, rising stars and finance teams and set the industry standard for excellence.
Winners will be selected by a panel of peers and company executives on the basis of merit and finance leadership excellence. The Australian CFO Community encourages a diversity of entries from across Australia.
This year’s panel comprises a distinguished assembly of accomplished finance and business leaders, featuring Gillian Larkins, former CFO at ASX; Alena Bennett, CFO Executive Coach; Damon Hauenstein, CFO at Weel; Richard Richards, CFO at Seven Group Holdings; Geoffrey Buchanan, Former Interim CFO at Austal; and Graham Jowett, CFO, OzHarvest.
The winners of each category will be announced at a gala dinner at The Calyx, in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden on 3 November. Limited tickets are available for purchase.
The event receives generous support from our esteemed industry sponsors: Weel, PKF, Alena Bennett, Eftsure, National Audits Group, MyAccounts, Valiant, Fathom, Hudled, and Primary.
Congratulations to all shortlisted individuals and teams:
2023 Award Categories & Finalists –
Finance Team of the Year (Enterprise)
ACT Education Directorate
Finance Team of the Year (SME)
Ben Daly – Queensland Airports Limited
Kamy Brar – The Entourage
Sammy Michaels – Octopus Deploy
Betty Ziogas-Chrisafis- Bandai Namco Entertainment Australia Pty. Ltd.
Andrew Mooney – Sheldon Interiors Pty Ltd
Most Valuable Finance Team Member
James Neylon – Seaway
Daisy Diem Phan – Singularity Tech
Emile O’Connell – Bishopp Outdoor Advertising Pty Ltd
Dilshi Gunasekara – Dovetail Research Pty Ltd
Sakshi Chawla – No Standing Pty Ltd
CFO of the Year (Enterprise)
Damien Singh – Canva
Tony Phan – Smart Cleaning Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd
Karma Auden – University of Canberra
Andrew Yee – Walkinshaw Group
Ian Turnbull – ACT Education Directorate
CFO of the Year (SME)
Melissa Marshall – Mad Mex
Cheryl Ling – Jetts Fitness
Natascha Tjendana – Youth Projects
Federico Tata-Nardini – Fleet Space Technologies
Santiago Spada – Pirelli Tyres Australia
CFO of the Year (Start-up)
Lidia Valenzuela – Bonza Aviation Pty Ltd
David Bicknell – Immutable
Daniel Giles – PayApps
Cyril Gabriel – Academy Xi
Kunwar Aditya Saxena – CIMET
CFO of the Year (Not For Profit)
Beth McIlwain – Windarring
Melanie Lin – Creative Australia
Rob Hall – Housing Trust
Kerri Ryan – RSL Queensland
Louise Johais – Ngala
Financial Controller of the Year
Rachel Bohr – Experient
Jatin Mahajan – Bandai Namco Entertainment A/NZ
Elise Banks – Oroton Group
Justin Ong – Engage Marine Pty Ltd
Jason Dunlop – Camplify
Young Achiever of the Year
Joe Orlando – Naked Wines Australia
Matthew Larkin – Superhero
Ludivine Scheidecker – Ofload
Alyse McPhee – BurgerUrge
Tochau Nguyen – Buildsafe
Winners will be announced at the gala dinner at The Calyx, in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden on Friday 3rd November and will be published on CFO Magazine A/NZ.