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Big goals, big results: The winners of the Deloitte Top 200 Awards

The theme of this year’s event was “the spirit of resilience.” Held at Auckland’s Spark Arena, the big winner of the evening was the a2 Milk Company, taking home the title of the Deloitte & Marsh 2017 Company of the Year.

Deloitte and Orbit World Travel Chief Executive of the Year, Simon Moutter from Spark, impressed the judges with his efforts to help transform Spark into a digital services business.

Judge and independent director Sandy Maier said it was refreshing to see an emphasis on disruption as a commonality among the winners. “This reminded us that there is innovation, disruption and tough competition among even our largest corporates.’

The awards were established in 1990 to recognise outstanding individual, team and management performances in New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations.

The 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Award winners are:

Deloitte and Marsh Company of the Year

WINNER: The a2 Milk Company


• Tourism Holdings Limited

• Briscoe Group

Deloitte and Orbit World Travel Chief Executive of the Year

WINNER: Simon Moutter – Spark


• Russel Creedy – Restaurant Brands

• Geoffrey Babidge – The a2 Milk Company

Massey Business School Chief Financial Officer of the Year

WINNER: Steve Gray – Port of Tauranga


• Grant Ellis – Restaurant Brands

• Paul Chambers – Meridian Energy

QBE Insurance Chairperson of the Year Award

WINNER: Rob Campbell – Tourism Holdings Limited/Summerset Group/


• Jan Dawson – Westpac New Zealand

• Peter McBride – Zespri International

MinterEllisonRuddWatts Excellence in Governance

WINNER: Air New Zealand


• Sanford

• Abano Healthcare

NZ Herald Most Improved Performance

WINNER: 2degrees


• Xero

• Datacom

2degrees Best Growth Strategy

WINNER: Zespri International


• Tourism Holdings Limited

• The a2 Milk Company

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

WINNER – Fonterra


• Stuff – Fairfax Media

• Air New Zealand

Eagle Technology and IMNZ Young Executive of the Year Award

WINNER: Komal Mistry – Fonterra Ventures


• Sasha Lockley – Avanti Finance

• Ed Hyde – Spark Ventures

Sheffield Visionary Leader Award

WINNER: Rod Drury

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