And the winners are… Ten social change-makers have been announced winners at the 2022 Third Sector Awards, an annual award celebrating the leadership and innovation into the purpose and impact-driven sector.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this year’s Third Sector Awards!
This year’s awards, with a Great Gatsby theme, highlighted the innovative and progressive sector leaders and organisations. The winners of the Third Sector Awards were revealed at a ceremony at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on the 2nd of September.
The Awards was put together in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact with an unbiased and objective point of reference, and nominees were judged based on their social impact, outcomes measurement, social innovation, collaboration, leadership and systems thinking.
The winners are:
CEO of the Year
Lance Kawaguchi, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
Board Director of the Year
Melanie Raymond OAM, Youth Projects
Campaign Marketing of the Year
Rachel Forster, Housing Trust
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Sally Irwin, The Freedom Hub
Young Leader of the Year sponsored by CSnet
Jada Mundine, 3Bridges Community
Emerging Leader of the Year
Peter McGuinness, YOU CHOOSE Youth Road Safety
Influencer of the Year
Dr Nicky Howe, Southcare
Volunteer of the Year
Geoff Nyssen, Snowdome Foundation
Emerging NFP of the Year
Small Charity of the Year
The ceremony was held in conjunction with Third Sector Live annual conference for leaders and decision makers in the not-for-profit sector. This year’s conference focused on values include Social impact, Outcomes measurement, Social innovation, Collaboration, Leadership, and Systems Thinking.
The speaker lineup for the two-day event included Lyn Morgain, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Officer, Steve Coleman RSPCA NSW Chief Executive Officer, Dermot O’Gorman, WWF Australia Chief Executive Officer.
Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.