"Thanks so much to you and your team for another great year of awards. I cried at least 3 times. Love it. And Baz was awesome." - Joanne Gray, Editor, BOSS

There’s no denying that Australians around the world are achieving incredible things. Every day, Australians are accomplishing, innovating and succeeding around the globe and it’s a rare occasion that brings these in-demand, globetrotting individuals in the room at the same time. That is exactly what we did on Friday 21 October, bringing them all together to share their stories of endeavour and celebrate their achievements back in Australia

The 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards celebrated high achieving international Australians over a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at the stunning Art Gallery of NSW on Friday 21 October 2016.

LA-based Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who was the headlining performer and wowed the audience with her smash hit “Somebody Loves You” and other pop hits.

Internationally renowned returned expat Mandy Drury was the emcee for the evening. Her 18 year career working at the pinnacle of global business saw her working extensively with leading television networks CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NBC, MSNBC and contributing to Australia's Channel 7. 

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia joined us on the evening and presented Dr Genevieve Bell with the Overall 2016 Advance Global Australian Award.


Check out photos from the evening on the Advance Facebook Page and the 2016 winners accepting their Awards on the Advance YouTube Channel:

At Advance, we believe that mentoring is a powerful tool that helps to build the clarity and self-awareness required to be truly innovative. As part of our Advance Global Australian Awards Program, we are pleased to offer the Awards Mentoring Program, matching Australian university students with an Advance Global Australian Award Winner for 12 months of one-on-one mentoring.

Read all about the mentees here and meet them in their own words on the Advance YouTube Channel:


We were thrilled to be joined on the night by extraordinary Australians and alumni of Australian universities including: