Since 1993, Committee for Melbourne has recognised the outstanding achievements of both individuals and organisations by awarding them with the Melbourne Achiever Award at our Annual Dinner.
As a Committee for Melbourne member, you have the opportunity to nominate an outstanding contributor to our future – an organisation and/or individual.
The selection criteria and submission processes are outlined below. We look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievement of the winner(s) who will be our special guest(s) at our 2019 Annual Dinner on Wednesday 22 May in presence of our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
The criteria for nomination is: significant, and sustained, contributions to our city that will leave a lasting legacy.
Your nominee can be either an individual and/or organisation. You are welcome to nominate your own company, another organisation or individual you feel is worthy of this recognition.
The following should also be taken into consideration when submitting your nomination:
• Relevance to the Committee’s four policy pillars: Future Economy, Urban Optimisation, Infrastructure and Liveability
• Relevance to our Melbourne 4.0 agenda
• Inspirational achievement
• Reflects the spirit of Committee for Melbourne
Please submit your nomination by COB Wednesday 20 March.
Our Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Laura Kerr Melvin, will then follow up by contacting you directly.
Please note, we do not need extensive background on the reasons behind your nomination as we conduct our own research.
The Committee for Melbourne Board of Directors will select this year's recipient(s) who will be notified prior to our 2019 Annual Dinner.
Our prestigious 2018 Melbourne Achiever Award recipients were announced at our Annual Dinner on 10 May at the Forum Melbourne, honouring Naomi Milgrom AO and Melbourne and Olympic Parks for their outstanding contributions to our city.
Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts applauded Naomi Milgrom's significant role as an actively committed investor and thought leader to the world of arts, health, science, education and community life.
Naomi Milgrom AO
Upon accepting the Award, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and MPavilion, Naomi Milgrom, thanked the individuals and organisations that helped bring her ideas to life enriching and enlivening our city.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter, who accepted the Award on behalf of VicHealth last year, presented the Award to Melbourne and Olympic Parks, recognising its crucial role in cementing Melbourne's brand as the sport and entertainment capital of the world.
Accepting the Award on behalf of his organisation, Melbourne and Olympic Parks Chief Executive Brian Morris said "we take great pride in delivering the Australian Open, world's best concerts and an unbeatable calendar of incredible sport...it's a privilege to be operating arguably the best sport and entertainment precinct in the world".
Melbourne and Olympic Parks Chief Executive Brian Morris
The recipients accepted the award in presence of our Patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
Read the related coverage: 'Businesswoman and philanthropist Naomi Milgrom and Melbourne Park win awards'