Individual Awards

HR Professional of the Year

Applications are now closed and finalists will be announced in November

AHRI Memberships

Recognising generalist or specialist HR Professionals at any stage of their career who can demonstrate valuable contribution to their organisation and the profession through outstanding capability and behaviours, and positive, sustainable impacts.


Business Strategist

Business Strategist

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

Workforce Worksafe

Workforce & Workplace Designer

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

Culture Change Leader

Culture & Change Leader

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

Trusted Partner

Trusted Partner

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

Expert Practitioner

Expert Practitioner

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

Organisational Enabler

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 have more than 5 years’ experience in a HR/People role.


Applicant must be a current AHRI member and have more than 3 years’ experience in a HR/People role.

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AHRI Award Patron

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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