Mackay locals announced as finalists in leadership awards

2nd September 2016

For the past 27 years, the Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM) prestigious Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) have celebrated inspirational, passionate and talented managers from across the nation. The awards put a spotlight on the individual contributions and achievements of these leaders whilst also encouraging nominees to reflect on their careers and personal development over the past twelve months.

“The AIM Leadership Excellence Awards acknowledge and distinguish management excellence across the nation and represent an exceptional opportunity to recognise some of the innovative and important work being done around Australia,” said AIM CEO, David Pich. “Great managers and leaders make decisions that affect people’s lives every day, so it is essential to recognise and award those who have made a positive impact and support them to become the best leaders they can.”

Since mid May, people from all over Australia have been nominating leaders who have made a positive impact on a community, institution or workplace. From here, those nominated were asked to submit an application to become shortlisted as a category finalist. Each state and territory will see regional and state finalists announced ahead of the ALEAs National final at AIM’s 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 19th October.

Today, AIM is excited to announce the local finalists for Mackay are as follows:

 Name Category
 Chris Bonanno Community Leader
 Jordan Miller Community Leader
 Belinda Hassan Community Leader
 Lauren Reck Emerging Leader
 Sharmin Messer Emerging Leader
 Cliff Powys Emerging Leader
 Sarah Dixon Leader / Manager
 Elizabeth McIntosh (AIMM) Leader / Manager
 Andrew Phillips Leader / Manager
 Margaret Milton Leader / Manager
 Geoff Idzikowski (FAIM) Leader / Manager
 Sandi Winner Not for Profit
 Colin McPherson Not for Profit
 Jennifer Emmett Not for Profit
 Thomas Block (FAIM) Not for Profit
 Merryn Ward Owner / Entrepreneur
 Dr John McIntosh (FAIM) Owner / Entrepreneur
 Wayne James Owner / Entrepreneur
 Heather Woods Owner / Entrepreneur
 Amanda Webber Owner / Entrepreneur
 Bianca Webster Student
 Tenille Da Rin Perette Student
 Claire Kelly Student

The Mackay winners will be announced on Friday 9th September, at a gala dinner from 5:45pm at Ocean International. Tickets are available for $80 for members and $90 for non-members.

Winners will then move forward to the State Finals on Thursday 6th October, where state winners across all categories will be announced.

For more information about the 2016 AIM ALEAs or to purchase your tickets, visit the website.

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