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2017 Chairman's Awards Finalists Announced

20-Apr-2017 Finalists announced in prestigious industry awards

An outstanding field of nominees have been shortlisted for the 2017 Resource Industry Network Chairman’s
Awards, to be held on Friday May 12th at the MECC.
The awards, sponsored by KPMG, will celebrate to innovation, success and people in the resource services
sector in our region.

Resource Industry Network Chairman Tony Caruso said nominations across the six categories had again been
of the highest calibre, making shortlisting extremely difficult for judges.
“Shortlisting was certainly a difficult task for our judges as all six categories were contested vigorously by
companies showing outstanding innovation and passion for their work. It was extremely tight. All of the
nominees are testament to the high level of professionalism and expertise we have in this region.

“I congratulate the companies who have been shortlisted as finalists and encourage everyone to come along
on the night and celebrate the contribution the resource services sector makes to our region. This is an
opportunity for the whole community to celebrate the positive things happening in our region,” Mr Caruso
said.

Mr Caruso said the Board was pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the evening would be former
Australian cricketer and current Australia Coach, Darren Lehmann.
“Darren will be joined on stage by fellow former player and Bulls Masters general manager Jimmy Maher. The
two will share with the audience their thoughts on creating high performance teams, resilience and
leadership, and of course the recent Australian tour of India.

“The Gala black tie awards dinner is certainly one not to be missed,” he said.
Tickets can be bought online at www.resourceindustrynetwork.org.au. Tables of 10 discounts are available.


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