All About People | Specialist of the Year Award
Recognising an individual in a formal HR, Health & Safety, Wellbeing or Diversity & Inclusion role who has demonstrated excellence and leadership in workplace mental health.
Winner: Ross Larsen Flight Centre New Zealand
- Sarah Bulkeley, Simpson Grierson
- Ross Larsen, Flight Centre New Zealand
- Nicky Primrose, Mitre 10
ANZCO Foods | Employee of the Year Award
Recognising an individual staff member or manager who has gone above and beyond to help improve mental health within the workplace.
Winner: Darren Evans Air New Zealand
- Saphal Acharya, Giesen Group
- Darren Evans, Air New Zealand
PwC New Zealand | Lived Experience Leadership Award
Recognising an individual with lived experience of neurodiversity, mental illness or mental distress, who has demonstrated leadership by role modelling, reducing stigma and driving positive mental health conversations.
Winner: Michelle Ortega Fonterra
Highly Commended: Hannah Young
- Jason Haitana, Northland District Health Board
- Michelle Ortega, Fonterra
- Hannah Young, Parallaxx
Russell McVeagh | Leader of the Year Award
Recognising a senior leader (eg. director, CEO, direct report of CEO) who has demonstrated leadership in improving mental health within their workplace.
Winner: Craig Hudson Xero
- Craig Hudson, Xero
- Mark Lewis, Lane Neave
- Dr Tony Smith, St John
- Heidi Walker, Flight Centre New Zealand
AIA Vitality | Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement
This lifetime achievement award recognises an individual who has devoted much of their working life to improving workplace mental health in New Zealand.