Entrepreneur Of The Year Australia™

Central Region

Nominations now open for 2021!

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Benefits to participating in the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program

As one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrate the country's most innovative business leaders.


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Call for nominations

If you've been inspired by an entrepreneur, or are one yourself, we encourage you to submit an Entrepreneur Of The Year nomination by 30 April, 2020.

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Here's to the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world.

Humanity is capable of great things. But to build something of long-term value takes grit, persistence and a sense of ambition that’s free of doubt or fear. It takes a special kind of leader to ignore the critics and transform a blue-sky dream into a new reality that contributes value and purpose beyond simple profits. We call these entrepreneurs the unstoppables — those whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

About the program

Launched in Australia in 2001, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognised over 1,500 Australian entrepreneurs for their vision and achievement. The overall winner will go on to compete at the 2020 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards in Monte Carlo.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognises and celebrates the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs. They are the individuals who see things beyond the horizon before anyone else does and help shape the future. By challenging orthodox methods and creating new markets for goods and services, entrepreneurs positively disrupt the way we do business and help enhance our quality of life.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program operates in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries worldwide, honouring men and women who build and lead successful, growing and dynamic businesses. EY knows what it takes to build, scale and nurture a great company. Through our Entrepreneur Of The Year program, EY is recognised as a world leader in advising and guiding high-growth entrepreneurs and their companies.


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EY Contacts


Justin Howse
Oceania Growth Markets Leader
Tel: +61 2 9248  4459
Suzanne Shepherd
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Country Manager
Tel: +61 2 8295 6310
Adelaide Cochrane
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Marketing Manager
Tel: +61 3 9288 8503
Charmaine Katsamatsas
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Senior Marketing Coordinator
Tel: +61 2 9248 4156


Central Region (South Australia and the Northern Territory)
Julie Bever
Tel: +61 8 8417 1769