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2018 Winners – social media tiles

Winner Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans
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Winner Veteran Employee of the Year
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Winner Veterans' Employer of the Year Large Business
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Winner Veterans' Employer of the Year Small to Medium Sized Business
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Winner Veterans' Employer of the Year – Public Sector Organisation
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Winner Excellence in Supporting Veterans' Employment
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Winner Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment
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Winner Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Veterans' Employment
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Winner Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Veterans' Employment
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2018 Finalists – social media tiles

Finalist Veteran Employee of the Year
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Finalist Veterans' Employer of Year Large Business
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Finalist Veterans' Employer of the Year Small to Medium Sized Business
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Finalist Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment
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Finalist Leadership in Recruitment of Veterans
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Social media tiles

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d)

Their professionalism, self-discipline, dedication and ability to work in teams makes our defence personnel stand out. Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d)

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Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG

Tactics learned in the military are easily transferred into the boardroom and to the business area. Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG

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Phillip Thompson

The skills veterans learn from their service are helping all types of organisations succeed. Phillip Thompson Former Australian Army Soldier, 2018 Queensland Young Australian of the Year

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Steve "Commando" Willis

"Defence force personnel take pride in their work, and everything they do, which makes them highly sought after by employers." - Steve "Commando" Willis

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Veteran Employee of the Year
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Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Business
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Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small to Medium Sized Business
Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Small to Medium Sized Business | Download (262 KB)Opens a jpg file in a new tab
Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Public Sector Organisation
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Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment
Excellence in Supporting Veterans’ Employment | Download (258 KB)Opens a jpg file in a new tab
Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment
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Prime Ministers Veterans Employment Awards 2018
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Leadership in the Recruitment of Veterans
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Veterans' share their stories

Krishaan Wright - Program and Portfolio Manager, EY

"You know that (ADF) person is going to have a good set of leadership experiences and has been trusted with responsibility from a very early time in their career."

Krishaan graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1996 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Following graduation, Krishaan qualified to become a C-130 Hercules pilot. He was a lead advisor on the implementation of software driven operations management systems and later became a Strategic Advisor to senior leadership groups in Defence. His transition from the Air Force was planned and, with Defence support, he was successful in obtaining a job with EY. Krishaan has worked as a Program and Portfolio Manager at EY since late 2015, where his work focuses on advising clients how best to solve project problems and issues.

 

Cherie-Ann Bourghouts - Business Owner, Indira Organics

"Employers receive an asset with so much training and experience. They get someone who is motivated and eager to do a great job."

Cherie-Ann joined the Air Force in 1997 and studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy, receiving her Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from UNSW (ADFA) in 2000. During her 20 years of service she was deployed to Iraq and was responsible for Airfield Engineering and Engineering capability across 12 major RAAF bases in Australia. On transferring to the Air Force Reserves, Cherie-Ann attended ADF Transition Seminars, received career coaching and successfully applied to undertake The Prince's Charities "Lead your Own Business" career transition course. Cherie-Ann is now using her skills and experience to complement her business training in developing her own organic skincare company, "Indira Organics" in Queensland.

 

Joel Sardi - Candidate Liaison Officer, Ironside Recruitment

"Ex-Servicemen and women are great potential employees for a civilian employer. We come with a great set of values and skills. We are diligent, disciplined, respectful and professional."

Joel joined the Army in 2011 as a rifleman and served for five years in 7 RAR, which included a deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2013. A keen sportsman, Joel represented the Army at national and inter-service AFL tournaments. Following a non-service related accident in August 2014, Joel sustained a serious spinal injury and is now a quadriplegic. Joel was supported by Defence during the transition process and began a placement at Ironside Recruitment in September 2015. He is now a Candidate Liaison Officer at Ironside, assisting and supporting other former ADF members to find civilian employment.

 

Renae Docherty - Integrated Logistics & Systems Support Manager, Northrop Grumman

"Employers receive an asset with so much training and experience. They get someone who is motivated and eager to do a great job."

Renae joined the Army in October 2003. After her initial training at Kapooka she went on to develop hands-on skills in the finance and personnel fields in Army Pay Corps. During her Army career Renae deployed to Afghanistan and on return to Australia was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. Renae received transition support from Defence when she left the Army to begin her civilian career. Renae is now an Integrated Logistics and Systems Support Manager with Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company, and is responsible for procurement, inventory, repairs and supply chain planning.

 

Richard Gorey - Manager Operations & Business, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

"Skills that I have learned in the Australian Defence Force, as I have progressed through the ranks, have helped me greatly in my civilian employment."

Richard Gorey continues his Defence service today as a Petty Officer Diver in the Navy Reserve. His experience over more than two decades as a Navy diver has taught him leadership, time and organisational management skills that are highly valued and employed every day in his job with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in Brisbane. As an Inspector and Manager of Operations and Business, Richard has a hands-on role managing events and resources, including multi-million dollar development projects.

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