2018 Finalists

INDIVIDUAL

Accountant of the Year
Anna Tantau, SEIVA
Annette Bonnett, HLB Mann Judd
Diane Terzian, Grange Business Partners
Kathryn Harris, TrustOne Partners
Kirryn Hardy, TJC Accounting
Lee Duffield, CMS Private Advisory
Minh Dao, KPMG
Miriam Holme, FAB Tax Accountants
Shannon Smit, SMART Business Solutions & Transfer Pricing Solutions

Association Professional of the Year
Kathryn Bordonaro, Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia
Leah Renwick, Finance Brokers Association of Australia
Maria Robinson, Franchise Council of Australia
Mariangela Stagnitti, Performance Advisory Group

Auditor of the Year
Andrya McKinlay, PwC
Deanne Firth, Tactical Super
Jemma Kirwan, Crowe Horwath
Jessica Hermann, SRJ Walker Wayland
Shirley Schaefer, BDO Australia

Bookkeeper of the Year
Diane Lucas, Direct Management
Fiona Failla, AboveBAS
Joanne Williss, Being Accountable
Kathleen Piachaud, Carbon Group
May Ho, Wisr
Shalini Sehgal, Build on Bookkeeping
Sonya Jacobsen, Your Bookkeeping Angel
Sophie Andrews, Accounts Studio
Stacey Price, Healthy Business Finances
Trudi Yip, Numeric Eight

Business Development Professional of the Year
Catherine Ryan, St George Bank
Heather Gallagher, Bank of Queensland
Julie Nguyen, Macquarie Group
Kiky Tse, Choice Aggregation Services
Lauren Severino, Bluestone Mortgages
Natalie Pavlovich, Pepper Money
Noushig Megerditchian, Finsure
Samantha McKay, Commonwealth Bank
Sue Carolan, Allianz Australia
Tracey Moore, BT Financial Group

Chief Executive Officer of the Year
Anja Pannek, PLAN Australia
Connie Mckeage, OneVue
Jan Edwards, BDCU Alliance Bank
Jen Driscoll, AllianceBernstein
Judith Beck, Financial Executive Women
Marie Mortimer, loans.com.au
Natasha Fenech, SuperConcepts
Nicolette Maury, Intuit Australia
Ruth Hatherley, Moneycatcha
Tanya Sale, outsource financial

Chief Financial Officer of the Year
Melanie Woodward, Tactical Global Management
Penny He, N1 Holdings

Director of the Year
Amy Riddell, BlueRock
Donna Bruce, Walsh Accountants
Holly Bundy, Bundy Financial Services
Judy Snell, RSM Australia
Kim Szigeti, Finance Brokers Association of Australia
Laela Hansen, Prime Partners
Linda Holmes, PLH Accountants
Maria Robinson, Franchise Council of Australia
Miriam Holme, FAB Tax Accountants
Nicky Lonergan, SV Partners

Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant of the Year
Beverley Boyd, Wealthwise
Bianca Carr, Shadforth Financial Group
Isabella Berti, Berti Financial
Kelly Brincat, Aon
Kirsten Wardle, Healthy Business Finances
Madeleine Dart, outsource financial
Natasha Amanatidis, SEIVA
Nikki O'Brien, Shadforth Financial Group
Ruth Unni, Build on Bookkeeping

Financial Planner/Adviser of the Year
Anne Steer, Yellow Brick Road Campbelltown
Dawn Thomas, Wealthwise
Jackie Kirkwood, Shadforth Financial Group
Jessica Brady, Fox & Hare
Joanna Ryan, Lumix Wealth
Julia Schortinghuis, Lighthouse Capital
Katerina Sousalis, Modoras Financial Performance Solutions
Kellie Killgallon, Commonwealth Financial Planning
Leonie Dawson, Bridges Financial Services
Prudence Martin, Warrington Scott

Fintech Leader of the Year
Carla Harris, Longevity App
Dr Catriona Wallace, Flamingo AI
Jacqui Henderson, Advice Intelligence
Lisa Schutz, Verifier
Lucy Yueting Liu, Airwallex
Marie Mortimer, loans.com.au
Ruth Hatherley, Moneycatcha
Sarah Hayward, Calastone
Terri Ho, YTML Group
Vanessa Ronan-Pearce, FinTech Australia

Innovator of the Year
Catherine Smith, Wholistic Financial Solutions
Christine Williams, Smarter Property Investing
Fiona Macgregor, TAL
Kate Gubbins, Simpology
Lisa Schutz, Verifier
Melissa Witheriff, CUA
Rebecca Mihalic, Aptus Accounting & Advisory
Shannon Bernasconi, WealthO2
Simone Palfreyman, Palfreyman Chartered Accountant
Sue Hayter, Quality Financial Group

Investment Manager of the Year
Kate Howitt, Fidelity International
Sonia Bluzmanis, BT Financial Group

Legal Counsel of the Year
Evelyn Smith, Gadens
Marj Bhatty, Bluestone

Marketing Professional of the Year
Chelsea Maddern, Maddern Financial Advisers
Emily Watson, Cashwerkz
Karen Giuliani, BT Financial Group
Madeleine Gasparinatos, GROW Super
Maria Loyez, SocietyOne
Martine Jager, Westpac Group
Natalie Truong, Mercer
Sabrina Cortez, Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)
Shanna Brandenburger, Fidante Partners
Simone Newman, APN Property Group

Mentor of the Year
Annick Donat, Madison Financial Group
Janine Lilley, Prime Partners
Judith Beck, Financial Executive Women
Julia Newbould, BT Financial Group
Lynda Coker, Scale Investors
Marissa Schulze, Rise High Financial Solutions
Pauline Ryan, Loanworx Group
Sue Hayter, Quality Financial Group
Therese O'Neill, Alphabroker Mentoring
Wendy Zveglic, BT Financial Group

Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year
Cathy Brown, Activ8 Finance
Deb Smith, Smartline
Deslie Taylor, Mortgage Choice
Hannah Nguyen, Loan Market
Kate Allison, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre
Kelly Cameron, Get Real Finance
Louisa Sanghera, Zippy Financial Group
Melissa Mascioli, Your Mortgage Provider
Serena Huynh, Action Home Loans
Zoiro (Zoi) Mina, Australian Mortgage Options

Office Administrator of the Year
Ali Campbell, Aussie
Catherine MacGregor, Prime Partners
Debra Donald, Capita Finance Solutions
Dee Matrenza, Loan Market
Jennifer Campbell, Loan Market
Kelly Park, Crowe Horwath
Melisa Johnston, Morgans Financial
Nicole Wicks, SMART Business Solutions
Ruth Unni, Build on Bookkeeping
Sophie Miller, Atlas Wealth Management

Principal of the Year
Carlie Allen, ANZ Mobile Lending
Holly Hancock, Bach Accountants & Business Advisers (formally known as Bach & Company Chartered Accountants)
Jessica Olivier, RSM
Joanna James, Mortgage Ezy
Katie Bryan, Propeller Advisory
Kylie Macdonald, Morgans Financial
Louisa Sanghera, Zippy Financial Group
Marissa Schulze, Rise High Financial Solutions
Nicole Cannon, Pink Finance
Simone Palfreyman, Palfreyman Chartered Accountant

Regional Professional of the Year
Helen Molloy, Act2 Solutions
Jane Pollard, Catalyst Accounting & Tax
Judy Snell, RSM Australia
Kara Collins, Yellow Brick Road Mackay
Karen Hambleton-O'Grady, Simply Mentoring
Kathy Holmes, Morgans Financial
Leah Anderson, Leah Anderson And Associates Finance Specialists
Nicole Harman, Mortgage Choice Bendigo & Macedon Ranges
Robyn Beath, Astute Financial Services Gippsland
Simone Palfreyman, Palfreyman Chartered Accountant

Small Business Adviser of the Year
Alyson Garrett, CMS Private Advisory
Debra Anderson, Anderson Tax & Consulting
Donna Bruce, Walsh Accountants
Kathryn Harris, TrustOne Partners
Katie Bryan, Propeller Advisory
Nicki Ghazi, Valiant Finance
Shannon Smit, SMART Business Solutions
Sonya Jacobsen, Your Bookkeeping Angel
Tina Clark, Laurentide Financial Services
Tish Millard, Accounting Confidential

SMSF Adviser of the Year
Brooke Hepburn-Rogers, Stellar Super
Desi Leong, Aspire Retire Financial Services
Jemma Sanderson, Cooper Partners Financial Services
Jodie Meynell, Morgans Financial
Kathy Evans, Findex
Kim Betts, Cooper Wealth Management
Lisa Papachristoforos, Morrows

Thought Leader of the Year
Catherine Smith, Wholistic Financial Solutions
Cris Parker, The Banking and Finance Oath
Diane Lucas, Direct Management
Donna Nicklin, Ignition Wealth
Effie Nicol, Yellow Brick Road Earlwood
Elizabeth Moran, FIIG Securities Limited
Kylie Macdonald, Morgans Financial
Lisa Schutz, Verifier
Melanie Dunn, Accurium
Simone Palfreyman, Palfreyman Chartered Accountant

Young Leader of the Year
Alison Dellow, Hewison Private Wealth
Andrya McKinlay, PwC
Deline Jacovides, Aspire Retire
Denya Dean, Bluestone
Emily Kermac, Paris Financial
Janine Leafe, Informed Loans
Kate Sheringham, BT Financial Group
Katie Loveday, Dixon Advisory
Lauren Reid, MLC Life Insurance
Vanessa Abboud, HLB Mann Judd

COMPANY

Employer of the Year
AIA Australia
Deloitte

Employer of the Year (SME)
Astute Ability Group
Bookit Bookkeeping
Cooper Partners
Entourage Finance
Frontier Advisors
Get Real Finance
Healthy Business Finances
PMC Legal
TNT Advisor Solutions
Walsh Accountants

Women's Community Program of the Year
Assurance Finance & Business Solutions
Astute Ability Group
BT Financial Group
Kelly Wealth Services
FAB Tax Accountants
Financial Executive Women
On Your Own Two Feet
Pink Finance
Women With Cents
Zippy Financial Group