MBA Awards winners

MBA Awards winners

Over the years, many MBA students have been recognised for their excellence. Below is a list of all the recipients for the past MBA Awards.

Winners 2017

  • Alumni Ambassador Award: Samantha Rush
  • Collaboration Excellence: Joan Norton
  • Community Impact: Michael Griffin
  • Excellence in Leadership: Chris Hurn
  • Personal Transformation Award: Andrew Talbot
  • The Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Morgans Prize in MBA Accounting and Finance: Sean Keniry
  • Overall Excellence Award: Michael Giess and Melanie Stojanovic
  • Academic Excellence Award: Melanie Allan
  • UQ Business School Deans Medal of Merit: Jemina Dunn

2017 posthumous MBA graduate, Ms Jemina Dunn, exemplified outstanding virtue and service to her country. Over a career of more than two decades, Jemina was widely respected for her contributions to state and local governments in Queensland and New South Wales, and in particular as an advocate for Queensland industry as Policy and Public Affairs Manager, then State Director, of the Australian Industry Group. Jemina specialised in growth management, city planning and public transport infrastructure. She held several directorships, including a seat on the board of Queensland Rail. Before her passing in October of 2017, Jemina was appointed CEO of South Bank Corporation. During her three month tenure she made meaningful and valuable contributions to the operations of the corporation, and the broader South Bank precinct; Jemina was much loved and highly respected by her South Bank team. At UQ, we will remember Jemina as a vibrant and engaged person. She emanated truly compassionate leadership and was a great asset to our community. Not only did Jemina excel academically, her encouraging nature spurred her MBA peers to success. Jemina will be fondly remembered for her dedication, her delightful personality, big hearted smile and unfailing kindness. VALE Jemina.

Winners 2016

  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Jessie Sadler
  • Team Enthusiast Award: Thomas Scherer
  • Service to the Community Award: Phoebe Smith
  • MBA Alumni Ambassador Award: Alice Evans
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Morgans Prize in Accounting and Finance: Ryan Rumble
  • MBA Award for Overall Excellence: Matthew Grant
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: James Blake & Troy Gianduzzo
  • UQ Business School Deans Medal of Merit: Ben Roberts-Smith, VC, MG

Ben Roberts-Smith served with distinction in the Australian Army and Special Air Service Regiment. His service spans over 19 years and included operational deployments to East Timor, Fiji, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East. In 2011 he was awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia (VC), the highest award in the Australian honours system. Since retiring from the armed forces in late 2013, Ben has been a leading strategic adviser to Government and industry on a broad range of defence, security and personnel issues. He is Founder and Director of his own consultancy—RS Group Australia, is Chair of the National Australia Day Council, and Channel Seven General Manager for rural networks and the metropolitan station, Seven Brisbane.

Winners 2015

  • MBA Award for Overall Excellence: William Pitchforth
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Stephanie Elwin
  • Service to Community Award: Laura Stokes
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: William Pitchforth
  • Awards for Academic Excellence:
    • Nigel James
    • Nadja Ulrich
    • Henry Anning
    • Nicholas Bamford, and
    • Richard McDougall.
  • MBA Alumni Ambassador Award: Melissa Orr (nee Hardy)

New award from 2015

  • Team Enthusiast Award:
    • Gregory Delannoy, and
    • Grant Hewitt.

Winners 2014

  • MBA Award for Overall Excellence: Trudy Lennox
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Richard O’Quinn
  • Service to the Community Award: Maggie Leung
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Carol Hodgson
  • Awards for Academic Excellence:
    • Craig Banks
    • Janelle Pyne
    • Carol Hodgson, and
    • Richard Brown.
  • MBA Alumni Ambassador Award: Chris Henderson and Emily Trusler.

Winners 2013

  • Top MBA Award: Nadene Lee
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Chris Henderson
  • Service to the Community Award: Stephanie Taylor
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Mark d'Arcy
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Amanda Kilmister, Matthew Tibbett, Justin James

Winners 2012

  • Top MBA Award: Mr Alain-Dominique Gorse
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Ms Alice Evans
  • Service to the Community Award: Mr Luke Spiller
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Mr Alain-Dominique Gorse
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Mr Alice Evan, Mr Cameron Brown

Winners 2011

  • Top MBA Award: Justin Golding
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Justin Golding
  • Service to Community Award: Jacki Knight, Zoe Black
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Sally Bledsoe
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: David Hansen, Justin Corlett, Pekka Heikura

Winners 2010

  • Top MBA Award: Margaret Young
  • MBA Director's Award for leadership: Andrew Howell
  • Service to the Community Award: Rob Levison
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Emma Charlton
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Sally Bledsoe, Annie Chang, Nathan Sticklen

Winners 2009

  • Top MBA Award: Anders Fransson, Kathryn Rodney
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Chris Thompson
  • Service to the Community Award: David Lang, Calliope Lalousis
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Dean Robertson, Jeremy de Lore, Paul Lynch, Jane Vidler, Mark Woodrow, Benson Englebert

Winners 2008

  • Top MBA Award: Peter Moutsatsos
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Jeff Loy
  • Service to Community Award: Colin Hardcastle
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Michael Tuppin
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Guy Chandler, Paul Hauenschild, Darren Krause, Michael Pickering, Nicole Tewierik, Brent Knight, Anthony Kepczyk

Winners 2007

  • Top MBA Award: Michael Tuppin
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Damian Vassallo
  • Highly Commended Award for Leadership: Chris Palmer
  • Service to the Community Award: Ashwin Sreekumar
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Lex Sonnenberd
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Russell Schoenfish (Accounting and Accoutability), Andrew Corbett (Business Information Systems), Scott Stephens (Enterprize and International Business), Darren Cobb (Finance), Dean Chandler (Marketing), Tanya Ziebell (Organisation and Communication)

Winners 2006

  • Top MBA Award: Sidney Chu
  • MBA Director's Award for Leadership: Leanne Stevens
  • Service to the Community Award: Zemedhun Engida
  • The Margaret Mittelheuser AM and RBS Morgans Ltd Prize: Lex Sonnenberd
  • Awards for Academic Excellence: Ring Ye (Accounting and Accountability), Leanne Stevens (Business Information Systems), Jane Felton (Enterprize and International Business), Lex Sonnenberg (Finance), Chiraq Jain (Marketing), James Wood (Organisation and Communication)

Winners 2005

  • Top MBA Student Cluster Prize: Nancy Quick, Nancy Cole, Pascal Marino, Praneel Kumar, Andrew Mason
  • MBA Director's Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership: Sarah Davidson
  • MBA MIRVAC Top Student: Paul Asnicar

 

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