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Trans-Tasman Innovation & Growth Awards

2022 Australia and New Zealand
A showcase to celebrate innovation, growth and impact of emerging businesses in AU and NZ, created by the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF).

About the awards


Vic Crone

CEO – Callaghan Innovation

Vic has a track record of executing strategy and building company culture. She is a force in the tech and innovation space.
David Thodey

Chair – Xero

David is a business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications with more than 40 years of experience.
Daniel Petre AO

Co Founder – Airtree Ventures (retired), Founder StartUpGiving

Daniel is a key figure in Australia’s tech industry, his investment firms launched many of AU’s most successful tech companies.
Genevieve Bell

Distinguished Professor – The Australian National University

Genevieve is a technologist and futurist known for bringing non-traditional skills to engineering and computing.
Daniela McKenzie

Early stage Investor and Director

Daniela is an experienced global tech executive, committed to supporting Kiwi businesses through coaching, strategy advice, investing and governance.
Bill Bartee

Managing Partner – Main Sequence Ventures

Bill is passionate about helping founders who are making the impossible possible.
Julie Trell

SheEO Australia Country Lead, Chief Play Officer – Playful Purpose

Julie’s fresh perspective, innovative thinking and obsession with play supports her laser focus on social impact.
Nick Gainsley

Partner – OneVentures

Nick is a partner at OneVentures. He has over 15 years of debt experience both in direct lending and advisory, in Europe and Australia.

Lead – Strategy & Consulting, Australia & New Zealand

Louise leads the Strategy & Consulting business in Australia and New Zealand.

Rhonda Kite, ONZM

Founder & CEO – Kiwa Digital Media Group

Rhonda is an award-winning producer in the film and television industry, leading the way in producing innovative technologies & content for Education.

How to impress our judges?


Your company can showcase an ability to work positively and in innovative ways across a diverse ecosystem.


Your company can share a growth story that includes impressive business results and lessons learnt.

Talent and wellbeing

Your company has a creative approach to growing, sourcing and developing your people. You place a strong emphasis on well-being and team culture.

Funding approach

Your company can share a unique way of sourcing funding from organisations in the private and public sector.

Environment and social impact

Your company can demonstrate a positive social and environmental impact through your business operations and initiatives.



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