Finalists

    Meet your finalists.
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the finalists for the HeadFit Awards 2021. The competition was incredibly tough, so a huge congratulations to all finalists! Thank you to everyone who entered this year's awards.

    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:

    • 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:

    • 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:

    • 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:

    • 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. This award will be presented to a worthy New Zealander at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

    nib New Zealand | Best Emerging Programme Award

    Recognising a new workplace mental health programme that is showing significant potential to improve mental health within the workplace:

    • Cook Brothers Construction
    • Parallaxx
    • Refining NZ

    The Warehouse Group | Best Targeted Programme Award

    Recognising a workplace mental health programme demonstrating significant positive mental health impacts for a targeted group of staff:

    • 2degrees
    • nib New Zealand
    • St John

    EMA | Learning & Development Excellence Award

    Recognising excellence in the design and delivery of learning resources and programmes aimed at improving mental health awareness and capability:

    • Beca
    • Leighs Construction
    • Simpson Grierson

    Benestar | Engagement & Communication Excellence Award

    Recognising excellence in engaging and communicating with staff in relation to mental health within the workplace:

    • Aurecon
    • Northpower
    • Zespri

    Ember Innovations | Provider of the Year Award

    Recognising an external provider of workplace EAP services, technology solutions, consulting or training services that has demonstrated innovation, leadership and positive impact in improving mental health within New Zealand workplaces:

    • Blueprint for Learning
    • MATES in Construction
    • Surfing for Farmers

    Spark | Small Workplace of the Year Award

    Recognising an employer with up to 200 employees that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace:

    • Lane Neave
    • Juno Legal
    • Rabo Construct (Manukau Major Projects Franchisee for G.J. Gardner Homes)

    Ministry of Health | Large Workplace of the Year Award

    Recognising an employer with over 200 employees that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace:

    • Air New Zealand
    • Beca
    • Flight Centre New Zealand
    • Z Energy

    Woo Wellbeing | Public Sector Workplace of the Year Award

    Recognising a public sector workplace that has demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in improving mental health within its workplace:

    • New Zealand Land Search & Rescue
    • Waka Kotahi NZTA
    • Wintec

    WorkSafe | Supreme Award

    Recognising the organisation that the judges consider has demonstrated the greatest degree of leadership, excellence and positive impact relating to mental health within the workplace.

    Entries are not directly submitted for this award category. The winner will be selected from the winners of the Programme and Excellence Awards and Workplace Awards.

    A night to remember.

    We’ll come together to celebrate our finalists and announce the winners at the HeadFit Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

     

    This is a special chance to celebrate the incredible and work of individuals, teams and workplaces across Aotearoa.

    Black Tie Gala Dinner

    Join us at this special black tie event to celebrate excellence in workplace mental health.

    VIP Cocktail Function

    The night kicks of with a VIP pre-function starting at 6pm with live music, champagne & canapes.

    Photography Opportunities

    Create some great memories with candid and formal photo opportunities during the event.

    Live Music from Kiwi Artists

    Throughout the night, we'll have live entertainment featuring young Kiwi musicians.

    Principal Sponsor
    WorkSafe
    Charity Partner
    Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
    Category Sponsors
    AIA VitalityAll About People
    Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum
    HSE GlobalMinistry of Health
    PwC New Zealand
    SparkThe Warehouse Group
    Whittaker'sWoo Wellbeing
    Xero

     

    Event Support Partners
    Awards Trophy & Engraving ExpertsCreative Eye
    Dave Simpson PhotographyMatley Chartered Accountants
    Mitre 10Outspoken
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