Outstanding Leader – 2023 Award Winners
All entries were assessed on the impact their personal leadership has had on their organisation, their encouragement of talent growth by recognising, promoting and cultivating the skills of other high potential employees and their leadership in regards to innovation and system change.
We congratulate all our finalists in this category and commend them for their inspiring leadership.
The 2023 winners are……………………
Outstanding Leader under $3 million.
Outstanding Leader currently working with organisations with annual revenue of under $3 million.
WINNER: Shaun Christie-David, Founder, Plate it Forward
Shaun Christie-David founded Plate it Forward in 2020, with the original mission to provide meals for community members who had been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Plate it Forward has expanded to become a food-based collective and movement that creates equal opportunity around the table, hiring 150 staff members with diverse backgrounds, including 77 ethnically diverse individuals and 62 women. Over the past 15 years, Shaun has combined his passion and knowledge of social enterprise with his experience in corporate partnerships and fundraising to drive positive change in marginalised communities.
Shaun Christie-David demonstrated strong leadership values and acted swiftly to support the most vulnerable during the global pandemic. Shaun created social solutions to problems such as unemployment by providing training, employment and food to marginalised communities throughout Sydney. His impact is meaningful, long lasting, and not only disadvantaged people but also the environment.
This award is proudly supported by the Australian Scholarships Foundation.
Outstanding Leader over $3 million.
Outstanding Leader currently working with organisations with annual revenue of over $3 million.
WINNER: Tanya O’Shea, Managing Director, IMPACT Community Services
Tanya O’Shea is an accomplished business and community leader with more than two decades of experience in the not-for-profit sector. As the Managing Director of IMPACT Community Services, Tanya has spearheaded organisational growth by embracing innovation and diversification. She is heavily involved in community and a passionate advocate for regional Australia. The regional Queensland-based IMPACT Community Services employs over 200 staff supporting more than 3,500 people every year through parenting and family education programs, healthcare, aged care or home visits, and upskilling people to secure employment.
Tanya O’Shea puts her team at the core of her activities, knowing the more they are supported, educated and empowered the larger the impact they will have on their community. Her organisation’s growth and innovation are to be applauded in service delivery and outcomes, social enterprise projects, staff development and leadership.
This award is proudly supported by The NonProfit Alliance.
2023 Award Winners
Read more about the Award Winners in the Press Release here.
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