Exceptional Magazine : 2012 Exceptional Magazine
22 Nicholas Curtis, Lynas Corporation Limited Listed category / Eastern region Nicholas Curtis transformed Lynas Corporation from a gold-focused junior explorer to a rare earths-focused producer, opening up the rare earths markets by allowing customers to source these materials from outside China. Bob Kennedy, Beach Energy Limited Listed category / Central region Under Bob Kennedy's leadership, Beach Energy Limited has grown from a relatively small domestic petroleum company (market cap $5 million) into a multidiscipline, international energy and resource company with a current market capitalisation of approximately $1.26 billion. Brian McNamee AO, CSL Limited Listed category / Southern region Brian McNamee has turned CSL Limited into a global biopharmaceutical company, which employs over 10,000 people in 20 countries and generates after-tax profts of more than $1 billion annually. Ky Cao, Perth Energy Pty Ltd Services category / Western region Ky Cao built Perth Energy into a $123 million business by taking advantage of opportunities in Western Australia's deregulated energy market. In 2010, Perth Energy commissioned a $140 million, 120MW fast-response, dual fuel power station at Kwinana. Mark Evans, Dental Corporation Services category / Southern region In 2007 Mark Evans founded Dental Corporation, which today is the largest dental provider in Australia and New Zealand, with 150 practices and turnover in excess of $250 million. Robert McVicker, Morris Corporation (Aust) Pty Ltd Services category / Northern region Robert McVicker started with Morris Corporation in 1978 as a chef and rose to become CEO. Today, Morris Corporation is the largest private wholly owned facilities management company in Australia. Dr David Penn, Southern Cross Dental Laboratories Services category / Eastern region In 1983 Dr David Penn founded Southern Cross Dental Laboratories (SCDL). Today, SCDL is a global company, providing consistently high- quality fxed and removable prosthodontics to dentists around the world, at prices that represent incredible value for money. David Barbagallo, Endeavour Foundation Social entrepreneur / Northern region David Barbagallo is the CEO of Endeavour Foundation, which provides opportunities for more than 3,400 people with a disability to participate in the everyday life of the community, through employment, education, lifestyle and accommodation. Professor Michael Henderson and Professor Bruce Robinson, International Skills & Training Institute in Health Social entrepreneur / Western region Michael Henderson and Bruce Robinson founded the International Skills and Training Institute in Health, which brings together experienced professionals who deliver successful aid projects and assist communities to train their own health workers and create ongoing proactive programs. John Shepherd AM, Operation Flinders Foundation Social entrepreneur / Central region John Shepherd is Executive Director of the Operation Flinders Foundation, which runs a world-leading wilderness adventure program for young offenders and young people at risk, offering them the opportunity to take a new direction in life. Marion Webster OAM and Renata Singer, Fitted for Work Social entrepreneur / Southern region Marion Webster and Renata Singer founded Fitted for Work, which, since 2005, has provided over 6,500 women experiencing hardship with free, interview- appropriate clothing, and a range of other support services to give them the skills and confdence to get decent jobs and improve their lives. Claes Loberg, Guvera Limited Technology category / Northern region Claes Loberg created an ad-supported free music download and streaming service called Guvera Limited, with the potential to revolutionise the way society accesses music, flm and television content. Dr Leanna Read, TGR BioSciences Technology category / Central region A failed clinical trial led scientist Leanna Read to refocus her company around ground-breaking assay (diagnostic) kits. In less than 5 years TGR BioSciences has brought nearly 100 assay kits to market, with annual sales revenue increasing by more than 30% every year. Christopher Ride, Interactive Technology category / Southern region Christopher Ride is Managing Director of Interactive, one of the largest privately owned IT service providers in Australia, delivering critical IT services to more than 1,700 of Australia's most successful organisations. Ride is also a best-selling fction author with Random House.
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