The 2017 AHRI Awards celebrated business leadership and excellence in HR practice.
Congratulations to all the individual and organisational winners for their achievements and for taking the lead in excellent management of their people.
Read about the great HR initiatives and innovative programs run by these award-winning organisations and individuals, in the profiles below.
Chris Sutherland is Managing Director of Programmed and leads their diversity and inclusion strategy.
Johanna Neilsen MAHRI
Johanna Neilsen advocates for equality at work, especially in the financial services sector.
Mari Ruiz CAHRI
Mari Ruiz achieves tangible, sustainable results and acts as a change agent with an ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’.
Dora Peake is a dynamic, goal-driven and outcome-focused HR Business Partner at Transurban.
Alison Ballard is a credible and reliable resource in Downer Group's HR team and to the wider business.
Dr Deborah Cole
Dr Deborah Cole improved public oral health care with new models of care at Dental Health Services Victoria.
Catherine McLachlan CPHR
Catherine McLachlan is responsible for both strategic and innovative approaches at the Department of Social Services.
Lauren Jones hopes to create workplaces environment that fosters innovation and promotes collaboration and engagement.
Beyond Bank Australia
Beyond Bank Australia's 'B for Good' program takes a multi-faceted approach to CSR.
International Convention Centre Sydney
ICC Sydney pioneered a diversity and inclusion strategy to meet recruitment needs while building an inclusive culture.
McDonald's Australia Limited
All 15 participants of McDonald's training program advanced their career within eight months of completion.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
PMCC's change program helped ensure no major industrial action or significant job loss through redundancy.
Chevron deployed a full-time psychologist onsite to support the mental wellbeing of their site-based workforce.
Aspiring Women helps Deloitte’s talented women to fast-track their leadership capability.
Cbus Super Fund
Cbus relaunched their flexible working agenda as part of their I&D initiatives.
Allianz Australia Services Pty Limited (SEP)
Allianz's Sustainable Employment Program offers permanent employment to refugees and asylum seekers.
Department of Defence
Department of Defence established two high quality employment programs for people with intellectual disability.
PACCAR established a program to fill the talent gap between current capabilities against future requirements.
The Gap State High School, DET, GROW Program
Embedding positive psychology across the Gap State High School enhanced staff and student wellbeing.
Deloitte helped promote LGBTI role models by developing the Boss/AFR Outstanding 50 LGBTI Executives list.
IBM Australia Ltd
IBM re-imagined their performance management with the new 'Checkpoint' system.
Qantas Airways Limited
The Executive and Senior Leaders Development Programs enabled more effective leadership and created networks.
oOh!'s strategy was to make the ‘Employee Experience’ their priority, whilst introducing more rigour and discipline.
Programmed's engagement strategy delivered employment outcomes for more than 5,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Congress' Workforce Engagement and Development Plan increased the ratio of Aboriginal to total workforce.
Pockets of Brilliance
Pockets of Brilliance implemented a flexible ‘Reverse-Intern’ initiative for retirees.
Medibank established their customer transformation movement, C1, to create a truly customer-centric culture.