Prue Clarke, 2014 Advance Global Australian Social Impact Award winner
Celebrating our current and future leaders and innovators around the world
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.
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.
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.
We were thrilled to be joined on the night by extraordinary Australians and alumni of Australian universities including:
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