WIRV Awards

The WIRV Awards recognise outstanding women and male champions of change in the restructuring and insolvency industry, including accountants, lawyers, bankers, advisors and consultants. The award winners are decided by an independent panel of judges, via a stringent and independent list of judging criteria.

Nominations for the WIRV 2019 Awards have now closed. The Finalists were announced at the Winter Cocktail Party at the State Library of Victoria on 18 July 2019.

2019: The WIRV Award winners for 2019 were:

  • Young Gun Award – Christie Jones, Victorian Bar
  • Outstanding Female Award – Leanne Chesser, KordaMentha
  • Male Champion of Change – Nathanial Kitingan, Macpherson and Kelley Lawyers

2018: The WIRV Award winners for 2018 were:

  • Young Gun Award – Vanessa Munnecke, Kalus Kenny Intelex
  • Outstanding Female Award – Radhika Kanhai, Cornwall Stodart
  • Male Champion of Change – Greg Keith, Grant Thornton

2017:  The WIRV Award winner for 2017 was:

  • Young Gun Award – Kathryn Smith, Ashurst

2019 WIRV Awards Finalists

The nominations for the 2019 WIRV Awards were reviewed and judged by the 2019 Independent Judging Panel: Her Honour Judge Samantha Marks of the County Court of Victoria, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Senior Executive Leader, Insolvency Practitioners Team, Ms Thea Eszenyi, and Director of Regulation from the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), Mr Tim Cole.

WIRV is delighted to announce the following finalists for this year’s WIRV Awards:

Young Gun Award
Selin Hasip – ERA Legal
Christie Jones – Victorian Bar
Olivia Lock – McGrath Nicol
Reegan Grayson Morison – Victorian Bar

Outstanding Female Award
Rachel Burdett Baker – Cor Cordis
Leanne Chesser – KordaMentha
Bec Elphingstone – Nerlich Lawyers
Jade Rowarth – Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Male Champion of Change
Nathanael Kitingan – Macpherson & Kelley
John Sinisgalli – Sinisgalli Foster Legal

The WIRV Awards are proudly sponsored by Vannin Capital.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists!

 

2020 WIRV AWARDS

Nominations for the 2020 WIRV Awards will open in early 2020. You can nominate your colleagues or peers, or you can nominate for the WIRV Awards next year when applications open.

Nominations are submitted to the WIRV Awards Committee and are strictly confidential.  The WIRV Awards Committee then send the nominations to the independent panel Judges for review and scoring.

Each year, WIRV is seeks nominations in the categories set out below:

  1. Female Young Gun Award
    This category is open to nominees with 1 to 5 years’ experience in the insolvency industry. We are seeking nominations across all areas of insolvency and restructuring. Nominations for the 2020 WIRV Awards will open in early 2020. Please register for our mailing list so that WIRV can let you know when the nominations have opened.
  1. Outstanding Female Award
    WIRV is seeking nominations for females who are role models in insolvency and restructuring, and/or have made an outstanding contribution to the industry. This category is open to all females in the insolvency and restructuring industry. Nominations for the 2020 WIRV Awards will open in early 2020. Please register for our mailing list so that WIRV can let you know when the nominations have opened.
  1. Male Champion of Change Award
    This category is open to males who have been champions of change in the insolvency and restructuring industry. Male Champions of Change use their individual and collective leadership to elevate gender equality as an issue of national and international social and economic importance. Nominations for the 2020 WIRV Awards will open in early 2020. Please register for our mailing list so that WIRV can let you know when the nominations have opened.

Please contact us at awards@wirv.com.au with any questions.

The nominations for each category are judged independently by an Industry Panel. Judging Panel then undertake a scoring process in accordance with each award’s criteria to determine the winner.