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Here’s a brief rundown of the distinguished categories in The CEO Magazine’s 2024 Executive of the Year Awards.

Now in its 13th year, The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards continues to raise the bar for recognizing business excellence across multiple industries and disciplines.

To help you decide which category an applicant should enter, we’ve compiled all the answers for you right here.

Categories

In 2024, we’ll be focusing on specific sectors. Each applicant should select the sector that best reflects their business offering. The sectors we have chosen for this year are as follows:

• CEO of the Year Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

• CEO of the Year Health Care

• CEO of the Year Property and Real Estate

• CEO of the Year Travel, Hospitality and Entertainment

• CEO of the Year Information Technology and Telecommunications

• CEO of the Year Not-for-Profit

• CEO of the Year Public Sector

• CEO of the Year Manufacturing

• CEO of the Year Professional Services

• CEO of the Year Retail and Ecommerce

• CEO of the Year Energy and Mining

• CEO of the Year Civil and Heavy Construction

• Overall CEO of the Year

• Lifetime Achievement Award


Criteria

To recognize the best executives in Australia, there are some must-haves for all applications.

 

To be an eligible applicant you must:

• be able to demonstrate excellence in your role;

• be employed in a private, public, not-for-profit business, government organization or a registered charity in Australia;

• work for an organization that has an Australian Business Number (ABN)/Australian Company Number (ACN);

• be domiciled/based in Australia;

• be available for a photoshoot (winners only);

• hold the title of CEO or one of the following: Managing Director, President, General Manager, Founder or Chief Executive; and

• be available to attend the Awards ceremony in Sydney on Thursday, 14 November 2024.

To be an eligible applicant you must not:

• have filed for bankruptcy.

 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


The Categories in More Detail

CEO of the Year Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

Including but not limited to: Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Asset Managers, Private Wealth, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Multi-Family Office.

CEO of the Year Health Care

Including but not limited to: Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals, HealthTech, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Equipment and Corporate Wellness.

CEO of the Year Property and Real Estate

Including but not limited to: Property Developers, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, REITs, Industrial Property and Facilities Management.

CEO of the Year Travel, Hospitality and Entertainment

Including but not limited to: Hotels, Travel Agents, Airlines, Tour Operators, Restaurants and Entertainment Venues.

CEO of the Year Information Technology and Telecommunications

Including but not limited to: Software and Services, Hardware and Equipment, Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment.

CEO of the Year Not-for-Profit

Including but not limited to: Social Enterprise that has a social aim and operates to benefit a local community or society as a whole. The mission of Social Enterprises can range from community service projects, childcare, recycling companies, apprenticeship programs and more.

CEO of the Year Public Sector

Including but not limited to: Health Care, Education, Transportation, Safety and Defense, National Health Care services, Civil Service and more.

CEO of the Year Manufacturing

Including but not limited to: Apparel, Consumer Electronics, Chemical, Automotive, Food, Beverage, Aerospace and Construction Materials.

CEO of the Year Professional Services

Including but not limited to: Business Services, Accounting, Advertising, Consulting, Advisory, Recruitment, Legal, Risk and Marketing.

CEO of the Year Retail and Ecommerce

Including but not limited to Retail Shops, Malls, Outlets, Online Retail and Digital Payments.

CEO of the Year Energy and Mining

Including but not limited to: all companies supplying Energy and Mining Services and Products.

CEO of the Year Civil and Heavy Construction

Including but not limited to: major infrastructure engineering and construction projects such as Water Reservoirs, Subdivisions, Airports, Roads, Railways, Buildings, Bridges, Sewer Systems, Tunnels and Dams.

Overall CEO of the Year

The CEO with the highest score in any sector and decided by the external judges.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award cannot be applied for and is decided by the external judges.


The Application Process

Once the applicant has chosen their sector they will be invited to answer questions in the portal from the following categories. Each sector applicant will be asked the same questions within their sector for their application.

• Brand Sentiment

• Philanthropy

• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

• Positive Impact on Society

• Positive Stakeholder Engagement

The candidate that scores the highest cumulative score from the above category questions within their sector submission will be the winner of the sector award.

The CEO with the overall highest cumulative score from across the sectors will be the Overall CEO of the Year.

Entrants will be eligible to win any ONE of the sector awards and the Overall CEO of the Year category.

The judges may enter into video conference calls with nominees to clarify any parts of an application.

While this is a written submission, please add whatever additional documentation – presentations, videos, financials – that you feel may best support your application.

Ready to Apply?

Visit our applications page HERE.

This year’s winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony at The Star in Sydney, Australia on Thursday, 14 November 2024.

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