Individual Awards

CEO Diversity Champion Award

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz is the CEO and MD at Mirvac property group. She has been involved in the real estate industry for over 28 years, with extensive experience in investment management, development, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, research and business strategy.

Since joining the ASX listed business in August 2012, Susan has brought diversity and inclusion issues to the fore and, as Chair of Mirvac’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Council, has spearheaded the organisation’s D&I program.

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HR Diversity Champion Award

Shane Cox

Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Shane Cox joined Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) in 2014 as a part of the Specialist Recruiting Team - Indigenous. Since joining, Shane has performed at an exceptionally high standard, operating in NSW and across Australia to benefit the recruitment of Indigenous Australians into the ADF.

Shane’s achievements can be measured by his peer education, building of networks within Indigenous communities, mentoring disadvantaged youth and the increased number of Indigenous candidates entering the ADF.

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Dave Ulrich HR Leader Award

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Liam Hayes

Chief People Officer at engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, Liam Hayes is part of their global CEO’s Future-Ready team, which puts people at the apex of its transformational business model.

Liam's focus on human-centric leadership and collaborative culture saw him named one of the AFR BOSS Magazine's six ‘Young Executives of the Year’ in 2017.

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Dave Ulrich HR Practitioner Award

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Alicia Thomas

Over five years Alicia Thomas has worked her way up from an HR graduate position at Mercy Health to her current role of Organisational Development & Diversity Manager, reporting directly to the Group Executive Director People, Learning & Culture.

In particular, Alicia has successfully broadened the scope of Mercy Health’s diversity and inclusion agenda by introducing a range of positive initiatives for the staff of almost 9,000.

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Dave Ulrich HR Rising Star Award

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Monique Davidge

As the HR Generalist at Obela Fresh Dips and Spreads, Monique Davidge has brought structure and increased professionalism to the HR function including recruitment, selection and on-boarding.

Some of her key achievements during her time with Obela include needs identification and capability building across various functions, driving the health and wellbeing program and initiating the application for and achieving status as an EOC with the Australian Business Awards.

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Lynda Gratton CEO Award

Daniel Findley

With more than 25 years leading performance and outcome-based not-for-profit organisations and driving growth as a CEO and board director, Masonic Care Tasmania's Daniel Findley has built a reputation for repeated success in organisational consolidations and turnarounds.

Daniel improves profitability, diversifies revenue streams, creates value-added programs, and increases visibility and reputations. He is frequently recognised for developing creative programs to serve multiple populations and client groups and providing unwavering commitment to the organisations and communities he works with.

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Ram Charan Student Award

Brandon West

Brandon West strongly believes that the greatest asset an organisation can have is its people. With such a precious resource, Brandon is committed to learning so that he can cultivate and manage workplace talent in his future roles. This is demonstrated through Brandon’s continuing studies and various extra-curricular activities, including three successfully completed internships. Hoping to develop a career in both human resources and employee relations, Brandon is a strong advocate for minority rights, including LGBTI rights, as everyone deserves to feel welcomed at work.

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Ram Charan AHRI Practising Certification Award

Maureen Gerlach

Following an extensive and varied career in human resource management in the disability sector, Maureen Gerlach joined the Shire of Mundaring in 2008.

In her current role, Maureen is responsible for leading a small team of HR professionals delivering a range of policy, advisory and organisational development services and programs designed to build capability and foster a culture that supports service excellence.

Maureen’s key achievements include development of a strategic workforce plan, culture framework and leadership capability framework.

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