2017 Advance Global Australian Awards wrap up


"I never cease to be inspired by the achievements of so many smart young people" 
Peter Warne, Chairman, Macquarie Group Limited

"These awards are important and should be continued" 
Sally Paridis, Founder & CEO of CoClear Inc  

"What a night it was last night I was very proud to be involved"
Awards Judge Maggie Beer AM

"VERY proud of your progress with Advance - last night was absolutely world class" 
Trent Blacket, Managing Director, ROAR Asia Pacific

"Advance just keeps getting better and better"
Yasmin Allen, Advance Awards Judge, non-executive director of Cochlear, ASX Limited and Santos Limited

Another year, another spectacular evening... 

Held on Tuesday evening at the striking Art Gallery of NSW, ten high-achieving global Australians were announced as the 2017 Advance Global Australian Award winners.

From innovating in one of the world's most established industries to introducing cafe culture to China, to harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (and a lot in between), Australians are at the forefront of some of the most exciting and innovative industries and developments around the world. 

Announcing the overall winner... 

Financial Services industry category winner and Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA, Jeremy Balkin, was announced as the Overall Winner. 

A leading international expert on ethics in banking, fintech and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services, Jeremy exhibits remarkable skill and passion; not only for his extraordinary career but for life. He typifies the idea of the ‘Born Global’ Australian, a true thought leader and innovator. For him, it’s a natural instinct to make a positive social impact in the world.


Chair of the Advance Global Advisory Council, Doug Elix AO said, “Through the 2017 Advance Awards, we gained valuable insights to the skill and dedication of the one million Australians working abroad. The raw talent on display was spectacular – it’s evident that the well being of Australia is in good hands.”
Attended by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ms Lucy Turnbull AO, The Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision, and ambition. 

2018 Nominations open...

It's our mission to unearth more remarkable international Australians and to celebrate the work they're doing in their fields around the world. If you know a global Australian who deserves international recognition, nominate them for the 2018 Advance Global Australian Awards here.

Thank you... 

We commend the Australian Government, our partners, donors and Advance Ambassadors for their vision in supporting Advance and this important annual program, the first of its kind in Australia. 

See photos from the night on our Facebook page here and here.

Jackie Yun  (Food) taking a photo of the mentees

Jackie Yun (Food) taking a photo of the mentees

Dr Catriona Wallace  receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Skander Malcolm, CEO, OFX

Dr Catriona Wallace receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Skander Malcolm, CEO, OFX

Virginia Harper receiving the Social Impact Award on behalf of her brother  Andrew  from Wendy McCarthy AO

Virginia Harper receiving the Social Impact Award on behalf of her brother Andrew from Wendy McCarthy AO

Financial Services and Overall Winner  Jeremy Balkin

Financial Services and Overall Winner Jeremy Balkin


See you next year :)