21 October, 2019

2019 Deloitte Top 200 Celebrates Kiwi businesses shaping the future

Transport, energy, data and retail companies are amongst the diverse group of great New Zealand businesses named as finalists in the Deloitte Top 200 Awards for 2019.

Chosen from New Zealand’s top companies, this year’s finalists have been recognised for their focus on shaping the future - companies that are thriving on the opportunities presented by innovation and globalisation.

“It is encouraging to see such a diverse group of finalists, all of whom are embracing innovation and digitisation, and creating sustainable, purpose-led organisations. These companies will shape the next 30 years of the Top 200, and it’s fantastic that we can celebrate their achievements at the awards,” said Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s Head of Business Content Fran O’Sullivan has returned as judge’s convenor as the Deloitte Top 200 Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary.

“While business has always faced constant change and opportunity, now more so than ever, business leaders must focus on not just making money, but how their enterprise supports the environment, our society and the communities that they do business in. That makes these finalists all the more remarkable,” said O’Sullivan.

This year’s judging panel includes Dame Alison Paterson, Jonathon Mason, Neil Paviour-Smith, Cathy Quinn, Ross George, Liam Dann, Chris Moller, Theresa Gattung, Scott Pickering and Jo Cribb.
“These awards are really about celebrating outstanding leadership. Our finalists are individual executives, corporate leaders and companies that all New Zealand can look to for inspiration and guidance as our world continues to evolve and the business community continues to traverse new frontiers,” said judge Neil Paviour-Smith (Managing Director Forsyth Barr).

The awards would not be possible without the support of award partners Eagle Technology, University of Auckland Business School, Hobson Leavy Executive Search, 2degrees, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Marsh, Service, Deloitte Digital and Oneroof.co.nz.

The winners will be revealed at a prestigious gala event being held at Auckland’s Spark Arena on the 5th December.

The evening will also include two special awards – “Visionary Leader” and “Executive of the Decade”.

ENDS.

For further information please contact:
Cliff Joiner
GM Communications
New Zealand Media and Entertainment
+64212709995
cliff.joiner@nzme.co.nz