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Deloitte announces finalists for Top 200 Awards

Campervan company Tourism Holdings has bounced back from a tough Covid period to be nominated for the annual 2023 Deloitte Top 200 Awards

The awardsrecognises outstanding individual and team performances across the largest companies and trading organisations in New Zealand.

Tourism Holdings has been nominated for Company of the Year, alongside infrastructure investment firm Infratil and accounting software business Xero.

Grant Webster, Chief Executive of Tourism Holdings, Simon Lemmer of meat company Silver Fern Farms and Vittoria Shortt for ASB Bank have been named finalists for Chief Executive of the Year.

Finalists for Chairperson of the Year has been revealed to be David Carter for consultancy firm Beca, Rob Hewett for meat company Silver Fern Farms and Scott St John for manufacturing company Fisher & Paykel Healthcare.

Chief Executive of Deloitte Mike Horne says that this year’s finalists have “shown an aptitude for embracing the power of innovation” to create “future-proof solutions” for some of the world’s biggest challenges.

“Facing an unsettled economic climate, these organisations and leaders have navigated their way through an unpredictable landscape and emerged strong, and more adaptable than ever,” he says.

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“The Deloitte Top 200 gives us an opportunity to celebrate them, their ongoing resilience, and agility to succeed as they create a lasting impact that will contribute to a better future for their communities.”

Following a tough few years, the Deloitte Top 200 announced Ports of Auckland, Sky and Westland Dairy as the finalists for Most Improved Performance of the Year.

Looking at the current business climate, Horne says that organisations have been focusing on the ever-evolving technology landscape especially with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI).

Alongside technological advancements, businesses are also focusing on strategies around sustainability and climate, diversity and inclusion and overall business culture.

Diversity and inclusion is also being recognised, with Chorus, Mercury and NZME being named finalists for the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership award.

Fran O’Sullivan, New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s Head of Business Content, is judging the awards and says that these types of strategies have been delivering results of value and impact for businesses.

Winners of the awards will be announced on December 6.

Check out the full list of finalists here.

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