2011 Queensland Managers of the Year

The 2011 Queensland Managers of the Year were announced at the Queensland Gala Dinner held in Brisbane on Friday 11 November 2011.

Awarding:

Professional Manager of the Year

Read more about the Professional Manager award category.

Winner

Ross Hepworth - representing the Sunshine Coast
Institute Director, Sunshine Coast TAFE

Finalists

  • Peta Irvine - representing Brisbane
    Chief Executive Officer, Local Government Managers Australia
  • Mark Beecroft - representing Cairns
    General Manager, Cairns Tipans
  • Steve Bugden - representing Gladstone
    Operations Manager Allsteel Fabrications, Diversified Mining Services
  • Sharon Anderson - representing the Gold Coast
    Manager Business Support, Gold City Council
  • Matthew Bradford - representing Mackay
    Regional Sales Manager, Luxottica Pty Ltd
  • John Bryant - representing Rockhampton
    Chief Financial Officer, Rocky's Own Transport Company
  • Dene Creegan - representing Toowoomba
    Practice Manager, Middle Ridge Medical Centre
  • Roslyn Dalton - representing Townsville
    Senior Operations Improvement Superintendent, Queensland Nickel

Not For Profit Manager of the Year

Read more about the Not For Profit Manager award category.

Winner

Dawn Lang - representing the Gold Coast
Principal and CEO, A B Paterson College Ltd

Finalists

  • Nick Willis - representing Brisbane
    Former Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Scott Pottle - representing Cairns
    Branch Manager, Qld Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association Cairns Branch
  • Michelle Baxter - representing Gladstone
    Area Director, Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Deborah Rae - representing Mackay
    Business Development Coordinator, Regional Social Development Centre
  • Suzie Christensen - representing Rockhampton
    Chief Executive Officer, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc
  • Anton Mogg - representing the Sunshine Coast
    General Manager, Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Cecily Brockhurst - representing Toowoomba
    Centre Manager and Rural Family Support Worker, Murilla Community Centre Inc
  • Catherine Lengyel - representing Townsville
    North Queensland Regional Manager, Spinal Injuries Association

Owner Manager of the Year

Read more about the Owner Manager award category.

Winner

Nick Bloor - representing the Gold Coast
Chief Executive Officer, Technigro

Finalists

  • Vanessa Garrard - representing Brisbane
    Director, E3 Style
  • Cate Ashmore - representing Cairns
    Managing Director, Dedicated Training and Consulting Group
  • Kaye Cooper - representing Gladstone
    Principal and Practice Manager, Kaye L Cooper and Associates
  • Leigh Morgan - representing Mackay
    Principal Executive Officer, Mackay Language College
  • Geoff Higgins - representing Rockhampton
    Director, Performance People
  • Kevin Covey - representing the Sunshine Coast
    Managing Director, Covey Associates Pty Ltd
  • Royston Evans - representing Toowoomba
    Manager, Nortex Group Pty Ltd
  • Annette Elliss - representing Townsville
    Owner, Sturt Business Centre

Rural/Regional Manager of the Year

Winner

Tim Rees - representing Toowoomba
Chief Executive Officer, BGA AgriServices Ltd

Finalists

  • Robert Watson - representing Cairns
    Chief Executive Officer, Mungalli Dairy
  • Donald Runge - representing Gladstone
    General Manager Queensland Operations, Newcrest Mining Ltd
  • Stephen de Keijzer - representing Mackay
    Officer in Charge, Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Tony Martin - representing Rockhampton
    General Manager, Qantas Founders Museum
  • Selena Cartwright - representing the Sunshine Coast
    Principal, Baldwin Cartwright Lawyers
  • Carmel Dal Ponte - representing Townsville
    Branch Manager, Qld Country Credit Union

Young Manager of the Year

Read more about the Young Manager award category.

Winner

Jae Fraser - representing the Gold Coast
General Manager Operations, G8 Education Limited

Finalists

  • Zoe Boyd - representing Brisbane
    Director of Strategy and Planning, Australian Communication Exchange ACE
  • Kaj Haffenden - representing Cairns
    Managing Director, Precedence Group Pty Ltd
  • Matthew Cooke - representing Gladstone
    Chief Executive Officer, Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation Inc
  • Krystal Eves - representing Mackay
    Operations Manager, CBL Pty Ltd
  • Jason Choules - representing Rockhampton
    General Manager Rockhampton, Birch Carroll and Coyle Limited
  • Matthew Dunn - representing the Sunshine Coast
    Associate, PJT Accountants and Business Advisors
  • Dana Gluzde - representing Toowoomba
    Marketing Manager, Riversands Wines
  • Kate Jacka - representing Townsville
    Coordinator, Bowen Neighbourhood Centre