Meet our Judges

2022 National Judges

For the inaugural Telstra Best of Business Awards, 24 extraordinary leaders from across Australia have been appointed to the independent judging panel. These National Judges are volunteering their time and are participating in a personal capacity, representing a cross-section of skills and backgrounds.

Progressing Australia.

Michael Ackland

Michael Ackland

Group Executive Telstra Consumer & Small Business

Telstra

Fiona Simson

Fiona Simson

President

The National Farmers' Federation

Bernadette Urzelac

Bernadette Urzelac

Company Director

Various

Accelerating Women.

Alex Badenoch

Alex Badenoch

Group Executive for Transformation, Communications and People

Telstra

Sunita Gloster

Sunita Gloster

CEO

Gloster Advisory

Rob Marcolina

Rob Marcolina

Group Executive Strategy, People and Technology

Qantas

Building Communities.

Gerry Andersen

Gerry Andersen

Director

AAB Holdings Pty Ltd

Sandra  Devahasdin

Sandra  Devahasdin

Managing Director

Devahasdin

Mandi Gunsberger

Mandi Gunsberger

Entrepreneur and Advisor

Various

Championing Health.

Donna Murray

Donna Murray

CEO

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Sally Obermeder

Sally Obermeder

Television Personality, Media Presenter and CEO

SWIISH

Dr. Sebastian Rees

Dr. Sebastian Rees

Doctor

Healthcare Entrepreneur

Embracing Innovation.

Chris Marr

Chris Marr

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Sonder

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

Executive Director

Telstra Purple

Scott Nowell

Scott Nowell

Group CCO and Co-Founder

The Monkeys

Indigenous Excellence.

Professor Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis

Belnaves Chair in Constitutional Law, Pro Vice Chancellor 

UNSW

Gerry Matera

Gerry Matera

Director

Marawar

Jodie Taylor

Jodie Taylor

General Manager, Corporate Affairs

Supply Nation

Outstanding Growth.

Anne Da Cunha

Anne Da Cunha

Small Business Executive

Telstra

Chris Green

Chris Green

Chief Risk Officer, Consumer and Business Banking

Westpac

Bill Lang

Bill Lang

Executive Director

Small Business Australia

Promoting Sustainability.

James Dutton

James Dutton

Founder and CEO

Nutricare

Daniel Flynn

Daniel Flynn

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Thankyou

Jules Scarlett

Jules Scarlett

Executive for Regional Affairs and Sustainability

Telstra

Key dates.

Nominations open

All year round

Nominate your own or another remarkable business.

Entry Stage 1

16th May - 6th July 2022

If nominated, select your appropriate categories according to criteria and eligibility, and enter.


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