18 September, 2017

NZME Events in partnership with Deloitte announced today the annual awards evening, Deloitte Top 200, will be held on Thursday 23 November at Spark Arena.

The awards are celebrating 28 years of business excellence since their establishment in 1990. They recognise and applaud outstanding individual, team and management performances in New Zealand’s largest companies and trading organisations.

NZME CEO Michael Boggs says the awards are a great opportunity for businesses to come together and celebrate the achievements and successes of their industry. “NZME is proud to partner with Deloitte to put on this annual prestigious awards evening for the New Zealand business community. New Zealand tends to punch well above its weight when it comes to innovation in business, and it is wonderful to celebrate such inspiring people and organisations annually.”

The theme of this year’s event is the ‘Spirit of Resilience’. Resilience is about how well individuals and institutions can absorb, or bounce back, from a difficult situation – a valuable trait in a shifting business landscape that can be influenced by political, technological, economic and even natural influences. All the traits that make for a Top 200 company – inclusive leadership, courageous governance, bold financial management, superior strategy, and diversity of thought – combine to enhance resilience in any organisation.

Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos says we are looking forward to celebrating businesses that have shown resilience. “The Top 200 is the premier business awards for the New Zealand community; it celebrates and recognises the businesses success of our largest organisations that are not only thought leaders, but have persevered, grown and prospered even in uncertain environments. The event brings together top CEOs, business leaders and companies who are continuing to win and be resilient in the face of a constantly uncertain future.”

The black-tie event celebrates excellence in a number of categories; Diversity and Inclusion Leadership, Most Improved Performance, Best Growth Strategy, Young Executive of the Year, Excellence in Governance, Chairperson of the Year, Visionary Leader, Chief Financial Officer of the Year, Chief Executive of the Year and Company of the Year. Rachel Smalley and Greg Boyed will MC the event. 

Significant contenders are identified for the awards from the Top 200 listing of New Zealand’s largest companies ranked by revenue. A thorough and comprehensive judging process follows, a difficult task for Dame Alison Paterson, Sandy Maier, Jonathan Mason, Neil Paviour-Smith and Cathy Quinn. Fran O’Sullivan will act as judging panel convenor. Mark Allan, Liam Dann, Steven Naude and Glenys Talivai will judge Young Executive of the Year.

The awards would not be possible without the support of the sponsors.  Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, 2degrees, IMNZ, Eagle Technology, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, QBE, Sheffield, Massey Business School, Orbit, Marsh and Deloitte are all category sponsors who recognise the value of these awards.

Tickets and further information on the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 is available here. Tickets can be purchased as singles or as a table of ten.





For further information please contact:

Kate Barron

Niki Schuck PR

+64 27 422 0079



About NZME

NZME is one of New Zealand’s leading media and entertainment businesses with its brands connecting with 3.3 million kiwis[1]. Whether reading, listening, watching or engaging with NZME brands, they can get the content they want - where and when they want it. NZME is listed on the NZX Main Board with a foreign exempt listing on the ASX.



[1]Nielsen CMI, May 2017 fused database: Q2 2016-Q1 2017 (based on population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels.