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2012 Cairns Managers of the Year

The 2012 Cairns Managers of the Year were announced at the MEA Final Dinner held in Cairns on Thursday 30 August 2012.

Awarding:

Professional Manager of the Year

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Winner

Leanne Roods-Smith - FNQ Retail Manager, Queensland Rail

Finalists

  • Robert Donnan - Senior Associate, Arup
  • Cherie Horan - Manager Crew Base, Northern Australia, Jetstar Airways PL
  • Joanne Brown - Cluster Manager ATODS, Qld Health
  • Kevin Freele - Service Director Mental Health and ATOD Services, Queensland Health Cairns Hinterland Health Service District
  • Leanne Roods-Smith - FNQ Retail Manager, Queensland Rail
  • Rhonda Rowe AFAIM - Site Manager, Barron Gorge Hydro, Stanwell Corporation Limited
  • Jackie Seguin - Assistant Bank Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation

Not For Profit Manager of the Year

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Winner

Fiona Jose - Group Director, People, Cape York Institute

Finalists

  • Suzie Pont - HR Manager, Anglicare
  • Kylie Gabutto - President, Cairns Business Womens Club
  • Fiona Jose - Group Director, People, Cape York Institute
  • Glenys Duncombe - Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation
  • Annette Jarrett - Regional Events Coordinator, Leukaemia Foundation Queensland
  • Stuart Vella - Club and Marina Manager, Yorkeys Knob Boating Club Inc and Half Moon Bay Marina

Owner Manager of the Year

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Winner

Neal Rockley - Managing Director, Rocktrans Pty Ltd

Finalists

  • Michael Nie - Owner, Cobber's Crust
  • Tamara Taylor - Director and Chiropractor, Far North Chiropractic
  • Gregory Gilboy - Managing Director, Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions
  • Karin Riley - Director, Karmir Pty Ltd Trading as TNQ Rentals
  • Carla Gray - Owner Manager, Loothomewares Smithfield
  • Neal Rockley - Managing Director, Rocktrans Pty Ltd

Rural/Regional Manager of the Year

Winner

Katrina Spies AIMM - Chief Executive Officer, Q.I.T.E.

Finalists

  • Elizabeth Pearson - Manager, Alcohol and Other Drug Service, Pormpur Paanth Aboriginal Corporation
  • Katrina Spies AIMM - Chief Executive Officer, Q.I.T.E.
  • Greg Thiedecke AFAIM - Acting Area Director Tablelands, Cape and Torres Strait, Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Kevin Ramm - Site Manager Kareeya Power Station, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Young Manager of the Year

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Winner

Sam Court - Food Services Manager, Holy Spirit Care Services

Finalists

  • Sam Court - Food Services Manager, Holy Spirit Care Services
  • Krystal King - General Manager, I Want That Course
  • Carley Elsum - Restaurant Manager, Ochre Restaurant and Catering
  • Vicki Levin - Restaurant Manager, Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
  • Christine Evening - Retail Manager, Terry White Chemists Earlville