Individual Awards

HR Leader of the Year

Applications open until Friday 14 June

Recognising the most senior HR or people function leader in an organisation who demonstrate active leadership by achieving positive, sustainable outcomes for their organisation and the profession through outstanding capability and behaviours.


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Business Strategist

How well does the nominee understand organisational strategy and influence human capability, driving and enabling a competitive, agile and effective organisation?

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Workforce & Workplace Designer

What contribution does the nominee make to the design of HR strategy and solutions to achieve strategic and operational objectives?

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Culture & Change Leader

What influence does the nominee have over optimal organisational culture and insights into achieving individual and organisational objectives?

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Trusted Partner

How does the nominee build and foster relationships and partnerships with stakeholders to optimise organisational capability?

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Expert Practitioner

In what ways does the nominee build and develop HR knowledge and skills in themselves and others?

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Organisational Enabler

How does the nominee demonstrate their harnessing of critical thinking and technological knowledge in order to optimise the delivery of HR practices and services?


Applicant must be a current AHRI member and hold the most senior HR/People role in the organisation.


An application fee is payable for each Individual Award category entered, charged at $110

AHRI Award Patrons

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group…

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Applications open until Friday 14 June

Finalists Announced

Finalists will
be announced in October

Winners will be announced

Winners will be announced 6 December

At our celebration event in Sydney

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