Cairns locals announced as finalists in leadership awards

13th September 2016

For the past 27 years, the Australian Institute of Management’s (AIM) prestigious Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) have celebrated inspirational, passionate and talented managers from across the nation. The awards put a spotlight on the individual contributions and achievements of these leaders whilst also encouraging nominees to reflect on their careers and personal development over the past twelve months.

“The AIM Leadership Excellence Awards acknowledge and distinguish management and leadership excellence across the nation and represent an exceptional opportunity to recognise some of the innovative and important work being done around Australia,” said AIM CEO, David Pich. “Great managers and leaders make decisions that affect people’s lives every day, so it is essential to recognise and award those who have made a positive impact and support them to become the best leaders they can.”

Since mid May, people from all over Australia have been nominating leaders who have made a positive impact on a community, institution or workplace. From here, those nominated were asked to submit an application to become shortlisted as a category finalist. Each state and territory will see regional and state finalists announced ahead of the ALEAs National final at AIM’s 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 19th October.

Today, AIM is excited to announce the local finalists for Cairns are as follows:

 NameAward Category
 Leah Camerson Community Leader
 Jana Gorski Community Leader
 Kate Fern Community Leader
 Kyle Page Emerging Leader
 Daniel Andrews Leader / Manager
 Linda Cardew Leader / Manager
 Colleen Holmes Leader / Manager
 Sheree Parlapiano Leader / Manager
 Frank Mills (AIMM) Leader / Manager
 Carole Sweatman (FAIM) Not for Profit
 Lesley Van Staveren Owner / Entrepreneur
 Barbara Ford Owner / Entrepreneur
 Amanda Roberts Owner / Entrepreneur
 Renee Dembowski Owner / Entrepreneur

The Cairns winners will be announced on Friday 16th September, at a cocktail function at the Pullman Cairns International from 6pm. Tickets are available for $55 for members and $65 for non-members.

Winners will then move forward to the State Finals on Thursday 6th October, where state winners across all categories will be announced.

For more information about the 2016 AIM ALEAs or to purchase your tickets, visit the website.

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