2012 Winner Liz Koops
NOMINATIONS are open for the sixth consecutive Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award, which is supported by Australian Business and Qantas. The Award promotes, recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australian women in the UK and coincides with International Women’s Day.
The Award is open to all Australian women living in the UK whether success has been achieved through business or personal endeavours.
Nominations can be made at www.qantas.com/auswomanuk until 1 March 2013.
Australian Business Executive Director, Kim Dillon, said: “Australians are world leaders in many sectors all around the globe, but many may not realise the outstanding achievements by Australian women in the UK. We ask the Australian community in the UK to support the Award by nominating an outstanding Australian woman in the UK. If you know someone achieving great things in their field then please get in touch with us or nominate online.”
Past recipients include Theatre Producer Liz Koops, producer of Priscilla Queen of the Desert:the Musical (2012), Skye Gyngell, Michelin Star Head Chef at Petersham Nurseries (2011), Dr Margaret Mayston for her work with the UCL Institute of Child Health (2010), Gill Hicks, London bomb survivor and founder of MAD for Peace (2009) and Glenda Stone, businesswoman and Founder of Aurora (2008).
The prize includes a return International Business ticket to Sydney or Melbourne flying with Qantas on the award-winning Qantas A380, a perpetual trophy to be housed in Australia House, as well as an ambassador role representing Qantas and Australian Business for the forthcoming year.
The winner will be announced at a special reception to be held on 13 March at the five star ME London Hotel and is expected to attract 200+ professional Australian expatriates and industry leaders.
Tickets for the Award reception can be purchased at www.australianbusiness.co.uk.
Qantas Regional General Manager for UK/Ireland, Eric Jelinek, said: “Qantas is delighted to be associated with such pioneering and inspirational Australians in the UK. Six years on and the awards continue to grow in stature. We are very proud to champion the vision, talent and qualities of the award entries.”
Australian Business are welcoming this year’s entries at www.qantas.com/auswomanuk. For more information please contact Anna Hardie. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: 020 7099 8444