Dr Lesley Braun, Director of Blackmores Institute proudly accepted the prestigious Health and Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year award at the CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards this week.
Brett Winn, Blackmores Chief Information Officer (CIO) was also recognised as an industry leader – winning the CIO of the Year award.
Blackmores CEO Richard Henfrey said: “This win reflects our wonderful depth of talent at Blackmores and reinforces our industry leadership. I am proud to see public recognition of the great work Lesley and Brett are doing to drive innovative research, education and technology solutions across the Blackmores Group and helping us to remain Australia’s leading natural health brand. Congratulations Lesley and Brett!”
The Executive of the Year Awards identify the achievements of leaders and professionals in 24 categories over the past year and the contributions they have made to their companies. Nominees hail from some of Australia’s most respected and innovative brands.
The 2018 Executive of the Year Awards mark the seventh year these awards have celebrated not only a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEOs, managing directors, and senior management who drive Australia’s greatest organisations. The awards ceremony, held on 21 November at ICC Sydney was the largest to date, with hundreds of guests and nominees from the country’s most respected and innovative brands in attendance.
Chris Dutton, Co-Founder and CEO of The CEO Magazine, said: “Each year, the Executive of the Year Awards acknowledges the fantastic talent we have within Australian companies, celebrating their hard work and achievements.”
Dr Braun was awarded Health & Pharmaceutical Executive of the Year for her commitment to advancing the natural health industry through research, education and programs designed to support public health outcomes.
As well as heading up Blackmores Institute, Lesley is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (Western Sydney University) and the main author of four best-selling textbooks on complementary medicine. Learn more about her achievements here.
The Blackmores Group has a proud history of Executive of the Year winners, including 2015 CEO of the Year: Christine Holgate.