Judging Process

Each organisational Award category will comprise of a judging panel of between five-six business leaders with expertise relevant to the Award. The judges will consider entries against the stated Judging Criteria and produce a shortlist prior to determining the category winner.

Shortlisted organisations will be contacted in the lead up to the Awards Ceremony to ensure their attendance on the evening.

For detailed information relating to the nomination and selection of the WA Business Leader of the Year Award, please click here.

Note: An organisation cannot apply for any Award category for which an employee or board member is a judge. Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria/ Terms & Conditions.


Ms Jennifer Allen    
Ms Nicola Amos Executive Group Strategy RAC
Ms Janet Barnes National Enterprise Executive Telstra Corporation
Ms Melissa Bowen Media Specialist ThinkBox Media
Ms Karen Bradshaw Vice President Human Resources Goldfields
Mr Greg Bridge Director Legendary Development & Training
Dr Jenny Brockis Director & Founder Brain Fit
Mr Peter Byala Deputy Chief Executive Officer AIM WA
Mr Fred Chaney Director Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick
Dr Lisa Cluett External Relations Director Perth USAsia Centre
Dr Debbie Cowlishaw Chief Marketing Officer AIM WA
Ms Eve Currie Executive Director Planning & Strategy Juniper
Ms Ophelie Cutier Chief Operating Officer Spacecubed
Mr Leslie Delaforce Head of Indigenous Entrepreneurship Minderoo Foundation
Mr Mario D'Orazio Director Australia Post
Mr David Eaton Chief Executive Officer Small Business Development Corporation
Mr Allan Feinberg Managing Director, Remuneration & Reward REMSMART
Dr Regina Flugge Chair, Non-Executive Director Rangelands NRM WA
Mr Richard Godfrey Chief Operating Officer West Coast Eagles Football Club
Ms Jennifer Grove Partner Gerard Daniels
Ms Erica Haddon Chair & Non-Executive Director  
Ms Simone Hansen Chief Executive Officer Netball WA & West Coast Fever
Dr Paul Harrigan Deputy Head of Marketing Department The University of Western Australia
Professor Colleen Hayward AM    
Mr Michael Heath Chief Executive Officer Activ Foundation
Mr Warwick Hemsley AO Co Principal Hemsley Paterson
Ms Sandra Holloway General Manager - Marketing Hawaiian
Ms Sam Jackson Managing Director Beyond Limits Health
Mr Andrew Larsen Investment Director Larsen Ventures
Mr Matthew Macfarlane Chief Executive Officer icetana Ltd
Ms Lorna MacGregor Chief Executive Officer Lifeline WA
Mr Adam Marshall Chief Executive Officer Marketforce Group
Professor Gary Martin Chief Executive Officer AIM WA
Ms Chrissie Maus Chief Executive Officer Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
Mr Drew Mayhills General Manager - Education, Training & Events AIM WA
Hon Sheila McHale Chair WARRL
Mr Justin Michael Chief Operating Officer WACA
Mr Tim Milsom Chief Executive Officer Noongar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ms Noelene Murray Chief Executive Officer Perdaman
Dr Bennie Ng Chief Executive Officer Australian Medical Association
Ms Linda O'Farrell Director Go Higher
Ms Kate O'Hara Chief Executive Officer Foodbank WA
Ms Alex Quinn Head of Events & Engagement AIM WA
Ms Sharon Reynolds Manager, Communities & First Nations Woodside Energy
Dr Shaun Ridley Director Ridley Insights
Mr Paul Rosair Principal NAJA Business Consultancy Services
Ms Christine Ross Managing Director Christine Ross Consultancy
Mr Ben Searcy Head of Human Resources St Barts
Mr Chris Smoje Customer Service Expert Chris Smoje Pty Ltd
Mr Patrick Warrand Managing Director Wespine
Ms Heather Zampatti Head of Wealth Management Bell Potter Securities Limited