Judging Panel

Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards

Meet the Judges

Each member of the Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards judging panel plays a key role in maintaining and growing the credibility of the awards program and assessing nomination entries in their respective categories.

The objective of the Moreton Bay Business & Innovation Awards judging process is to evaluate each entry fairly and independently, assessing each entry on its merit and information provided.

Each category judge has been exclusively selected based on their demonstrated experience, track-record and industry knowledge, and this industry capability serves to help assess and evaluate nominations based on industry best-practice regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Finalists and winners are selected from the overall top five highest scores. Should there be any discrepancy or impasse in the final overall scores, MBRIT may request category judges to participate in a moderation discussion.

Please note all judges volunteer their time for the 2024 awards program and receive no financial contribution as part of their role on the judging panel.

Nominations for the 2024 Business Awards Judging Panel have now closed. If you are interested in applying for the 2025 panel, please email entries@mbrit.com.au to be added to the notification list.

Aaron Birkby CEO & Cofounder, Tribe Global Ventures
Aimee Cameron Director, Hustle Tourism Co.
Amy Gash General Manager Brand & Strategy, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Ash Ivory Founder & Chief Product Officer, Ivory Common
Asher Telford Director, Red Cat Adventures
Asrar Ismail Manager - Governance, Strategy and Compliance, Quality Management Australia
Brett Kapernick C Suite Executive
Elizabeth Hackett Executive Chair, Australian Adventure Tourism Group
Ellie Bakker CEO, Splice Marketing Agency
Dr Jenna Campton Lecturer Management, UniSC
Judy Porter Director, Shiift Pty Ltd
Professor Karen Becker Head, Moreton Bay Campuses, UniSC
Katherine Read CEO, Bundaberg Tourism
Kellie Dyer Founder, Keldy
Lawrence Kahn Chrome Lead, Google
Leanne Hopkins Chief Success Officer/Occupational Therapist, Succeed Healthcare Solutions Pty Ltd
Dr Peter Baxter Accounting Undergraduate Program Coordinator, UniSC
Sachin Ayachit National Program Manager, Fair Farms
Sarah Yip Managing Director, Leaders Lounge
Sean Cranny Regional Engagement Lead - Innovation, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport
Stewart Moore Founder & CEO, EarthCheck
Stuart Kerr Commissioner, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Sueanne Carr Partner + Co-Founder, Customer Frame
Susanne Jones Managing Director, Just Better Care Brisbane North
Trudi Ashcroft Corporate Services Director, BallyCara Ltd