Award Patrons

AHRI proudly presents the HR and business thought leaders involved in the 2018 AHRI Awards. These leaders set the awards criteria and have the honour of reviewing all finalists' applications and selecting winners.

ELIZABETH BRODERICK AO

Elizabeth Broderick Workforce Flexibility Award

Elizabeth Broderick AO has brought together captains of industry, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond...

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DAME QUENTIN BRYCE AD CVO

Dame Quentin Bryce Gender Equity Award

Quentin Bryce was the first woman sworn in as Australia's Governor-General, bringing more than 40 years' experience in reform, community building and leadership to the role...

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WAYNE CASCIO

Wayne Cascio Organisational Development Award

Wayne F. Cascio is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado, and he holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver...

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Ram Charan

Ram Charan AHRI Student Award, Ram Charan AHRI Practicing Certification Award

Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time...

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ALLAN FELS

Allan Fels Mental Health Award

Professor Allan Fels is the Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission, and serves or has served on several government advisory boards in the field of mental health...

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ROB GOFFEE

Rob Goffee Award for Leadership Development

Rob Goffee is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. He has led several of the School's major executive programmes, acted as Chair for the Organisational Behaviour Group, served as Deputy Dean and Governor...

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MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

Marshall Goldsmith Award for Talent Development

Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world's leading executive coaches and a pioneer of 360-degree feedback. He is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies.

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STAN GRANT

Stan Grant Indigenous Employment Award

Stan Grant has been a journalist for a quarter of a century. He has been an ABC Federal Political Correspondent, and London based European Correspondent for the Seven Network...

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LYNDA GRATTON

Lynda Gratton CEO Award

A global authority on the people implications of strategy, Lynda Gratton is a professor of management practice at the London Business School.

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GRAEME INNES AM

Graeme Innes Disability Employment Award

Graeme Innes has been a campaigner for people with disabilities since he was three. He started by fundraising for what was then the Royal Blind Society (now Vision Australia) and spun the chocolate wheel with Sir Robert Helpman...

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THE HON. MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG

Michael Kirby LGBTIQ Inclusion Award

When he retired from the High Court of Australia on 2 February 2009, Michael Kirby was Australia's longest serving judge. He was first appointed in 1975 as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission...

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SIR KEN ROBINSON

Sir Ken Robinson Innovation & Creativity Award

Sir Ken Robinson PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business...

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SUSAN RYAN AO

Susan Ryan Age Diversity Award

The Hon. Susan Ryan AO was appointed as Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights Commission, on 30 July 2011 for a five-year term...

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MARTIN SELIGMAN

Martin Seligman Health & Wellbeing Award

Founder and pioneer in the study of positive psychology, Martin Seligman is the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center.

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FONS TROMPENAARS

Fons Trompenaars Award for Cross Cultural Management

A world authority on cross cultural management, Fons Trompenaars is the managing director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner.

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DAVE ULRICH

Dave Ulrich HR Leader, Dave Ulrich HR Practitioner, Dave Ulrich Rising Star

Recognised globally as the most influential person in HR, Dave Ulrich is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, co-founder of the RBL Group and author of 15 books about HR and leadership.

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PETER WILLIAMS

Peter Williams HR Technology Award

Although his professional training was as a Chartered Accountant, Peter Williams started working with internet technologies in 1993 while in the UK and on his return to Australia in 1996 founded an eBusiness Consulting group within Deloitte Australia...

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