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.

The WIRV 2019 Awards are open for nominations until 23 June 2019. See below for further details.

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

Candidates can either nominate themselves for the award or be nominated by someone else.

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.

WIRV is seeking nominations in the categories set out below.  Click here to nominate your colleagues or peers, or you can nominate yourself by using the links 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. Click here to start the nomination process for the Young Gun Award.
  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. Click here to start the nomination process for the Outstanding Female Award.
  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. Click here to start the nomination process for the Male Champion of Change Award.

Instructions on how to nominate are outlined on the form available via the above links. You can contact us at awards@wirv.com.au with any questions.

Nominations will close on 23 June 2019.

The award winners are decided by an independent panel of judges, via a stringent list of judging criteria.

The nominations for each category are sent separately to each of the judges, and the judges then undertake a scoring process in accordance with each award’s criteria to determine the winner.

In 2019 the judging panel comprises County Court Judge, Judge Samantha Marks, Ms Thea Eszenyi,  ASIC Senior Executive Leader, Insolvency Practitioners Team,  and Tim Cole from AFSA.