2014 Winners

Diversity Champion CEO

Diversity Champion CEO

Lance Hockridge

Managing Director & CEO, Aurizon

Aurizon is one of Australia's largest rail freight operators and a top 50 ASX company. Each year the company transports more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets. It provides customers with integrated freight and logistics solutions across an extensive national rail and road network, traversing Australia.

Aurizon is striving to build a collaborative, diverse, capable and engaged workforce, passionate about delivering world class service to its customers. Aurizon believes that by achieving greater levels of diversity in its workforce it will deliver better results for its customers and shareholders.

Lance Hockridge became Managing Director & CEO of Aurizon in 2010 to lead the company through the largest Initial Public Offering in Australia in a decade. He has guided the transition to private ownership and Aurizon's listing as a top 50 ASX company.

Lance is a diversity champion, inspiring change through his passionate leadership and genuine commitment to make a difference.  He constantly challenges the status quo and is a firm believer that inequality cannot be addressed equally.

His approach is action orientated and his focus is where he can drive reform internally and advocating in the broader business environment.

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