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
• Abano Healthcare
NZ Herald Most Improved Performance
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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