25 January, 2020

Drinks industry shines in 2018 Australian HR Awards

Drinks industry shines in 2018 Australian HR Awards

Former Women in Drinks Councillor Michelle Phipps is a finalist in the HR Director of the Year category at the 2018 Australian HR Awards.

The event sets the standard for excellence in the HR profession, recognising the achievements of outstanding HR professionals, teams and companies across 20 categories.

Joseph Chou, CEO and founder of Awards sponsor Ironfish said: “Ironfish shares a common value with HR professionals: people. Supporting your people is key to the success of any organisation.

“In a year that has demonstrated the importance of a positive workplace culture that values and supports all individual team members, we are more proud than ever to be celebrating the individuals and businesses that are making a difference for the better. We wish every finalist the best of luck.”

Nominations for the Australian HR Awards were again very strong this year, with competition fierce in every category. In total, there were more than finalists from more than 100 companies, representing a true cross-section of the HR profession’s best.

So which drinks industry companies and talents made the shortlist? Here’s the list:

HR Director of the Year

•    Christian Campanella, Pernod Ricard Winemakers

•    Michelle Phipps, Brown-Forman

Employer of Choice (≥1000 Employees)

 •    ALDI Stores

Best Change Management Strategy

 •    LION

Best Graduate Development Program

 •    Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Best Leadership Development Program

•    Coca-Cola Amatil

Best Learning & Development Program

•    Coles Liquor

Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program

•    Brown-Forman Australia

As the next step of the awards process, all finalists will have to complete a submission for an independent panel of judges who have been selected from across the HR profession. Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, September 7, at The Star, Sydney.