2017 Advance Global Australian Awards Wrap Up

  Rosemary Morrow, Winner of the Agriculture Award; Maggie Beer, an Awards judge; and Jackie Yun, winner of the Food Award. 

Rosemary Morrow, Winner of the Agriculture Award; Maggie Beer, an Awards judge; and Jackie Yun, winner of the Food Award. 

"I never cease to be inspired by the achievements of so many smart young people." Peter Warne, Chairman, Macquarie Group Limited. 

"These awards are important and should be continued." Sally Paridis, Founder & CEO of CoClear Inc  

"What a night it was last night I was very proud to be involved"
Maggie Beer AM

"VERY proud of your progress with Advance - last night was absolutely world class." Trent Blacket, Managing Director, ROAR Asia Pacific

"Advance just keeps getting better and better"
Yasmin Allen, Advance Awards judge, and non-executive director of Cochlear  


Held on Tuesday evening at the striking Art Gallery of NSW, nine high-achieving global Australians were announced as the 2017 Advance Global Australian Award winners.

From innovating in one of the world's most established industries to introducing cafe culture to China, to harnessing the power of Artifical Intelligence, (and a lot in between) Australians are at the forefront of some of the most exciting and innovative industries and developments around the world. 


Financial Services industry category winner and Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA, Jeremy Balkin, was announced as the Overall Winner. 

A leading international expert on ethics in banking, fintech and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services, Jeremy exhibits remarkable skill and passion; not only for his extraordinary career but for life. He typifies the idea of the ‘Born Global’ Australian, thought leader and innovator. For him, it’s a natural instinct to make a positive social impact in the world.


Chair of the Advance Global Advisor Council, Doug Elix AO said, “Through the 2017 Advance Awards, we gained valuable insights to the skill and dedication of the one million Australians working abroad. The raw talent on display was spectacular – it’s evident that the well being of Australia is in good hands.”
Attended by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ms Lucy Turnbull AO, The Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision, and ambition. 


It's our mission to unearth more international, invaluable Australians, and to celebrate the work they're doing in their fields around the world. If you know a global Australian that deserves international recognition, nominate them for the 2018 Advance Global Australian Awards here.


We commend the Australian Government, our partners, donors, and Advance Ambassadors for their vision in supporting Advance and this important annual program, the first of its kind in Australia. 

See photos from the night on our Facebook page here.


See you next year :)