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Business School sponsors BOSS Emerging Leaders: Young Executive of the Year Awards 2012

13 Jul 2012

The Business School continued its proud association with the Australian Financial Review BOSS Emerging Leaders Program last night by sponsoring the BOSS Emerging Leaders: Young Executive of the Year Awards 2012. The Awards began in 2001 and has 54 alumni and celebrates Australia's most talented up-and-coming Australian Executives. The national competition involves the AFR BOSS partnering with Development Dimensions International (DDI) - The Talent Management expert firm to run a competition in search of Australia's top emerging talent. Ten finalists are selected and from this group six winners are chosen for their potential as leaders, career commitment and their ability to operate under pressure.

Last night at the Awards ceremony in Sydney, Narelle Hooper editor of AFR BOSS celebrated the six winners of the 2012 Awards and told the 100+ attendees that "Australia faces some big challenges in the future and global thinking about tomorrow's leaders is important as they are Australia's next resource boom." Before the announcement of the finalists, John Eales Director Chandler Macleod and former Captain, Australian Rugby Team moderated a panel which included 2011 Young Executive of the Year Award  Finalist Preeti Bajaj, Director-Business Development, Brookfield Multiplex Services, Jason Chang, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer ERM Capital and Steve Vamos, Non Executive Director Telstra & President Society for Knowledge Economics. The panel discussed the challenges ahead for the next generation of leaders who are focused on being not only global but aware of their social footprint and the importance of technology and social media in shaping the future.

Associate Professor Nick Wailes, MBA Director delivered the Sponsors address on behalf of the Business School. "Our partnership with AFR BOSS in the Emerging Leaders Program and now the Young Executive of the Year Awards stems directly from our passion for working with the next generation of leaders through our Global Executive MBA program." Professor Wailes then went on to tell the audience that the "2012 Finalists all give me hope that we might just be able to overcome our current crisis of leadership and it's now up to the rest of us to have the courage to follow them and together for us to create a better future."

Read more about the Young Executive of the Year Finalists in the AFR Boss Magazine today and on the website.