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Brought to you by the Australian Human Resources Institute, representing the HR profession in Australia

Hall of Fame

Winners of the 2012 AHRI Awards.

DAVE ULRICH HR LEADER, BUSINESS WITH MORE THAN 5000 EMPLOYEES

ROSS MILLER, WESTPAC GROUP

Ross Miller

Ross' career is characterised by a passion for the HR profession as a driver of business growth and social and economic development through greater inclusion in employment. He is passionate about the business, its people and customers. Ross' vision for his team is an aspiration to be the most commercial HR team in Australia, working with other business leaders to deliver for customers.

DAVE ULRICH HR LEADER, BUSINESS WITH LESS THAN 5000 EMPLOYEES

ROSE CLEMENTS, MICROSOFT

Rose Clements

Rose Clements is a leader of impact and substance, whose direct and indirect contributions to the commercial successes of Microsoft's Australian business has been consistently demonstrated over her six year tenure. She blends exemplary professionalism and deep functional expertise with broad business insight, ensuring that her voice as HR Leader is valued across all domains of our organisation.

DAVE ULRICH HR PRACTITIONER

CHRISTOPHER YOUNESS, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY

Christopher Youness

Chris is a bright, enthusiastic, energetic and wonderful addition to the office of HR strategy and services team. A key strength is his ability to develop very strong partnerships with senior staff in a short space of time. He is therefore entrusted with a variety of decision making, guidance and counsel on HR matters at this level. His role is embedded in the HR transformational space providing value added services to his clients. His approach is to influence decision making and policy from an HR perspective at the strategic level. He continually aims to provide informed advice that pragmatically addresses the problems that his clients are faced with

DAVE ULRICH HR RISING STAR

EMILY STONE, AUSTRALIA POST

Emily Stone

Emily is a passionate HR advisor who thrives on providing tailored HR solutions to accomplish business strategies. Whilst completing a Bachelor of Business (HRM), Emily complemented her studies with an internship at HRAnywhere and received a Dean's Commendation for academic excellence in her final year. Emily volunteered with the Oaktree Foundation, leaving a lasting contribution through new recruitment practices. Selected for the Australia Post Graduate Program, Emily has gained an intimate understanding of the business through partnering with different client groups. The program has provided extensive development to fast track Emily's goal of becoming a future leader in the HR industry.

LYNDA GRATTON BUSINESS LEADER AWARD

SIMON GIPSON, ST MICHAEL'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Simon Gipson 

Mr Simon Gipson - BA, GradDipEng, DipEd, MEdMgt, MACE, MAICD, FAIM, FACEL (Vic) - has worked in education as a teacher, administrator and consultant in Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK and the US. He was appointed Head of St Michael's Grammar in 2000.

He has published and presented in various areas of educational reform and restructuring, redefining teacher professionalism and the application of information technology in teaching and learning.

AHRI SUCCESSFACTORS HR TEAM AWARD, BUSINESS WITH MORE THAN 5000 EMPLOYEES

DELOITTE

Deloitte

Deloitte's vision is to be the most inspiring firm to work with - for its people, its clients and its communities. Deloitte is committed to innovation, the oxygen that it uses to develop new ideas, products and services that create value. In Australia, the member firm is the Australian partnership of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. As one of Australia's leading professional services firms, Deloitte's culture is based on seven key values or 'signals' that have been honed over the years. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its affiliates provide audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through approximately 5,700 people across the country.

RAMSAY HEALTH CARE

Ramsay Health Care 

Ramsay Health Care (Ramsay) was established in Sydney in 1964. Ramsay is now a global hospital group operating 117 hospitals and day surgery facilities across Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Indonesia, and remains an Australian-owned and operated business, employing over 30,000 people globally. Ramsay is proud to be Australia's largest operator of private hospitals, with 66 private hospitals across Australia, and admitting over 800,000 patients every year. Ramsay's People Caring for People ethos is embedded throughout the organisation and is represented by a unique culture underpinned by a set of values collectively known as 'The Ramsay Way'.

AHRI SUCCESSFACTORS HR TEAM AWARD, BUSINESS WITH LESS THAN 5000 EMPLOYEES

HERITAGE BANK

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank is Australia's largest mutual bank with approximately $8 billion in assets. As a mutual financial institution Heritage lives its people first brand; because Heritage does not have shareholders we can give our customers superior value in product and services. As of 31 March 2012 Roy Morgan Research ranked Heritage's customer satisfaction at 95.9% compared to 78.8% for the major banks. Our customer service rating was the highest in Australia. Heritage is one of Australia's most successful financial institutions with 12 consecutive record pre tax profits and an enviable reputation for integrity and customer service.

HR SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY INTERNATIONAL

Management Consultancy International

Management Consultancy International is committed to high levels of customer service and receives strong feedback from a wide range of clients who appreciate passion and a willingness to share knowledge to improve organisational performance. Management Consultancy International's learning and development strategies are sustainable and demonstrate that high standards are maintained and benchmarks of excellence are continually achieved. They make use of unique methodologies such as LEGO Serious Play and Gamestorming to create a strong culture of learning where all participants are actively engaged and consequently commit to on-going improvements in their work environment.

STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

MARION FERGUSON

Marion Ferguson

WAYNE CASCIO AWARD FOR ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP

WESTPAC GROUP

Westpac Group logo

In 2010, Westpac Group committed to dramatically improve the leadership capability of their 5,000 leaders. The aim was to develop world class leaders who could operationalise their 2017 strategy by engaging and achieving high performance from 38,000 employees. To deliver on this commitment, Westpac designed and built a systematic and compelling approach so that each of leader could develop the skills, capabilities and attributes to lead any of the major businesses to achieve the 2017 strategic aims.

MARTIN SELIGMAN AWARD FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING

QUEENSLAND RAIL

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Queensland Rail strives to be an employer of choice through strategies which support a diverse, fit, healthy and engaged workforce. The HW program aims to "to provide leading-edge health and wellbeing services to foster a healthy, engaged, resilient and high performing workforce". Ultimately, it aims to make the "healthy choices, the easy choices" for Queensland Rail employees. The HW program is holistic in nature, and targets wellbeing from an individual, team and organisational perspective.

ROB GOFFEE AWARD FOR TALENT MANAGEMENT

HERITAGE BANK

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Heritage Bank, like all financial institutions, is facing significant challenges largely as a result of the global economic conditions. These challenges include the need to source additional revenue as margins shrink and the need to attract and retain quality staff. The HR team at Heritage have crafted a strategic, yet practical talent management approach that is innovative and targeted to address each of these challenges. The initiative provides a multi-pronged HR response that includes talent attraction, identification and development, revenue generation for the organisation and, in addition, an enhancement of HR credibility internally and externally.

FONS TROMPENAARS AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

DELOITTE

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Over the past eight years Deloitte Australia has firmly embedded a culture of Innovation in its DNA through the use of an in-house innovation portal and a continuously evolving innovation framework. Deloitte Australia's focus on internal social media to empower its people and crowd source ideas matched with a willingness to test and fail through rapid prototyping and design has seen thousands of ideas assessed with many implemented as new products and services.

IAN KIERNAN AWARD FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

IBM

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The Corporate Service Corps program was launched globally in 2008 empowering high achieving IBM employees to perform community-driven economic development projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The program teams employee groups with small and medium enterprises, non-governmental organisations, universities, and governmental agencies to work in select developing and emerging markets for one month on the world's toughest problems, such as global economic opportunity, environmental challenges, and access to education resources. The result is a triple benefit to the IBMers, the community, and to IBM. The program enables significant, scalable contributions to global communities while cultivating effective global leaders.

AHRI AWARD FOR WORKPLACE RELATIONS

INSURANCE AUSTRALIA GROUP

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The initiative was to deliver a single enterprise agreement that would apply across IAG's three Australian divisions under the new Fair Work Act 2009, and provide productivity and performance improvements. The opportunity was to stay one step ahead by anticipating future employee requirements together with those of the business, before being compelled to act. The enterprise agreement strategy therefore needed to be planned and delivered as a priority. To ensure success, IAG needed to have a high level of employee bargaining representatives (including with the Finance Sector Union) and business leader engagement and communication.