Advance Awards


2015 Advance Awards | 14 September 2015 | Sydney Opera House

The industry category winners of the 2015 Advance Awards:

  • Professor Cameron Hepburn (Clean Technology) Co-Founder Climate Bridge, Vivid Economics & Aurora Energy Research

  • Carolyn McGregor AM (Technology Innovation) Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • Hugh Evans (Social Impact) CEO of Global Poverty Project

  • James Gorman (Financial Services) Chairman and CEO Morgan Stanley

  • Professor Karen Day (Life Sciences) Dean of Science, University of Melbourne

  • Lauren Jackson AO (Sport) Professional Basketball Player WNBA

  • Rodney Brooks (Advanced Manufacturing) Founder, Chairman and CTO Rethink Robotics

  • Michelle Garnaut Owner M Restaurant Group (Co-winner, Food and Agriculture)

  • Peter Carberry Deputy Director General ICRISAT (Co-winner, Food and Agriculture)

  • Siobhan Reddy (Commercial Creatives) Studio Director Media Molecule

2015 Global Alumni Award:

Nasima Rahmani, Director, Women's Empowerment Center, Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education (UTS)

2015 Advance Global Impact Award:

Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Atlassian

2015 Advance Global Icon Award:

Greg Norman AO, professional golfer and Chairman and CEO, Great White Shark Enterprises

The Overall 2015 Advance Global Australian Award Winner:

Professor Karen Day, Dean of Science, University of Melbourne