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The New Zealand Leadership Awards

Robert Walters Presents: The New Zealand Leadership Awards

Supported by New Zealand Rugby 
 

In recent years, the landscape of leadership has been tested and transformed. Across all sectors of our nation, there are individuals who have made an indelible impact within their organisations, driving growth and change against the odds.

The New Zealand Leadership Awards is more than an event; it's an acknowledgment of the resilience, innovation, and tenacity that define our nation's leaders. These awards are a platform to recognise and celebrate these professionals who have not only met the challenges of our times but have used them as a catalyst for meaningful change.

As we partner with New Zealand Rugby, a beacon of legacy and leadership for 130 years, we are thrilled to spotlight the next generation of leaders. We're on the lookout for existing powerhouses and emerging talents who are shaping the future of business and beyond.

Applications are now open! Explore the award categories listed below and either nominate yourself or a colleague for the New Zealand Leadership Awards today!

The Awards Process

Nomination Phase

Simply nominate yourself or an exceptional leader by completing the form below. The process is straightforward, involving just one question. It's designed to respect your time, requiring only a few minutes for submission. 

Judging Process

Each nomination will be evaluated by our panel of industry experts and leaders. Using predefined criteria, they'll establish the shortlist. If you're shortlisted, an interview with the judging panel will follow, allowing for a deeper understanding of your leadership experiences.

Awards Ceremony

Finalists will be invited to our black-tie awards night in Auckland, taking place on the 15th of August 2024. This event is an opportunity for networking and recognition among peers. It's an evening dedicated to leadership excellence in Aotearoa.

Our Panel of Expert Judges

We're thrilled to announce the distinguished panel for the New Zealand Leadership Awards. Comprising industry experts like Dame Therese Walsh, Peter Beck, Ta Mark Solomon, Dame Patsy Reddy, and more, our panel brings exceptional leadership insights and a strong commitment to New Zealand's business growth.

Click the link below to see all 30 of our esteemed judge's

Watch below as Conrad Smith explains the awards process

 

 

Important Dates

Nominations open: 4th March - 24th May

Judging period: 27th May – 24th June

Interview phase: 27th June - 18th July

Finalists announced: 19th July 

Event: 15th August


Nominate an Incredible Leader

Nominate yourself or an outstanding leader now! The process is simple – just answer one question. It takes only a few minutes.

To view the critera for each award category and terms and conditions, click here.

Please send any questions or queries to: recruitment@robertwalters.co.nz

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Charity Partner

 

 

FAQs

The New Zealand Leadership Awards will be held on the 15th of August at the Auckland Museum Dome.

Anyone can be nominated for the New Zealand Leadership Awards. Whether you are an individual looking to showcase your own leadership skills or a professional wanting to nominate someone you believe deserves recognition for their outstanding existing or emerging leadership qualities, we encourage everyone to participate.

Nominations will be open for a three-month period, from March 4th to May 24th.

Initial nominations will be via a one question form on our website (this doesn’t take long). If your nomination makes it through to the shortlisting round, this is when we will arrange online meetings where we will go into the nominee’s leadership skills in more detail in order to choose a winner.

The judging for the New Zealand Leadership Awards will be conducted by a panel of high-calibre individuals. We want to ensure that the judging process is credible and that all finalists and winners are chosen by a diverse and experienced group of professionals.  

The judging for the New Zealand Leadership Awards will be conducted by a panel of high-calibre individuals. We want to ensure that the judging process is credible and that all finalists and winners are chosen by a diverse and experienced group of professionals.  

Yes! The New Zealand Leadership Awards celebrate leadership in all forms. Nominate individuals who have shown remarkable leadership qualities, regardless of their employment status.

Yes, we welcome sponsorship and partnership opportunities for the New Zealand Leadership Awards. If you or your organisation are interested in becoming a sponsor or collaborating with us to support this event, please reach out to our team: nzmarketing@robertwalters.com

Official recruitment supporters of NZ Rugby

Teamwork, resilience, determination, world-leading. All values that are shared between Robert Walters, the All Blacks and Black Ferns.

As proud recruitment supporters of the Teams in Black, we know that when we find our incredible, that's when we can go on to fulfill our unique potential.

New Zealand Leadership Awards

We're searching for leaders making an impact and shaping tomorrow. Thanks for helping us recognise and celebrate these incredible individuals. Nominations are now closed.