There's nothing that could bring us more excitement than announcing the winners of the 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards - Australians and alumni of Australian Universities who have achieved remarkable feats in their industry while living overseas or having since returned to Australia.
The announcement of the winners highlights the skill and dedication across various industries and the contribution these individuals are making to help shape their industries globally, and to a more innovative Australia.
The Award winners will be celebrated at The Advance Global Australian Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony following a Global Australian Summit held at The Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 21st October 2016, with a performance by LA-based Betty Who.
The winners for each industry category are:
Dr Peter Rothschild: Advanced Manufacturing
Justin O’Shea: Commercial Creatives
Dr Geoffrey Garrett: Education
Rebecca Mann: Financial Services
Dr Dana Cordell: Food and Agriculture
Professor David Fidock: Life Sciences
Dr Alison Thompson OAM: Social Impact
Jason Day: Sport
Dr Genevieve Bell: Technology Innovation
Lynette Wallworth: The Arts
There is an additional category celebrating the achievements of an Australian University alumnus, awarded to Neima Candy.
There will be a Global Impact Award Winner and Overall Winner announced on the evening of the 21st.
Co-founder & CTO
Australian National University
National Ebola Coordinator
Liberian National Red Cross
University of Newcastle
Senior Program Officer
Financial Services for the Poor
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Sydney
Food and Agriculture
Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology & Medical Sciences
University of Adelaide
New York, USA
Ambassador of the Haitian Ministry of Environment
Founder of Third Wave Volunteers
Corporate Sensing & Insights
WA Burns Service