Victoria locals announced as finalists in leadership awards

9th 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 Victoria are as follows:

 Name Category
 Jacob Thomas Community Leader
 Dan Poole Emerging Leader
 Liz Rhodes Emerging Leader
 Sam Robinson Emerging Leader
 Tegan McPherson Emerging Leader
 Sophie McNamara (AIMe) Emerging Leader
 David Hall Leader / Manager
 David Jackson (FAIM) Leader / Manager
 Mark Bray Leader / Manager
 Elizabeth Cameron Leader / Manager
 Marcia Devlin (FAIM) Leader / Manager
 Elizabeth Barrett Not for Profit
 Madeleine Buchner Not for Profit
 Maurice Gleeson Not for Profit
 Rebecca Glover Not for Profit
 Elizabeth Hopkin Not for Profit
 Catherine Stock-Haanstra Owner / Entrepreneur
 Daniel Lewis Owner / Entrepreneur
 John Michael Goddard (FAIM) Owner / Entrepreneur
 Kistin Gunnis (AFAIM) Owner / Entrepreneur
 Stephanie Asher (FAIM) Owner / Entrepreneur
 Ella Shtein Student Leader
 Jennifer Chelsea Veres Student Leader
 Oscar Dellit (AIMs) Student Leader


State winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 15th September, with winners moving forward to the National Finals on Wednesday 19th October, where the ‘Leader of the Year’ across all categories will be announced.

The state award ceremony will take place from 6:30pm at the RACV City Club in Melbourne. Tickets are available for
$75 for members and $85 for non-members.

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

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