The Northern Advocate

Vulcan Steel claims 2022 awards gold


Vulcan Steel is the Company of the Year in the 2022 Deloitte Top 200 Awards. Winners for the Deloitte Top 200 awards were unveiled at Auckland’s Shed 10 last night.

A past winner of the Top 200 Chief Financial Officer of the Year award, Spark’s Jolie Hodson, won this year’s award for Chief Executive Officer of the Year. This year’s Visionary Leader award went to powerhouse siblings in the wine industry, Jim and Rosemari Delegat.

The award judges noted the Delegats for their vision of New Zealand as an exporter of super-premium wine to the world’s most discerning markets.

Chairperso­n of the Year was awarded to Mark Verbiest, chair of Meridian Energy and Summerset Group Holdings.

Infratil’s Phillippa Harford won the Chief Financial Officer of the Year award and Air New Zealand’s Kate O’Brien gained the title of Young Executive of the Year.

Fonterra took out the Most Improved Performanc­e award after paying close to $14 billion to its dairy farmer suppliers this year, while Scott Technology picked up the award for Best Growth Strategy.

Spark won the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award for its Cloak of Growth, Beyond Binary, Mahi Tahi Wellbeing and Blue Heart concept.

For the second year in a row, KMD Brands won the Sustainabl­e Business Leadership award, while Māori leader and tax specialist Sir Rob McLeod took home a special Judges’ award highlighti­ng a performanc­e of importance to the business community.

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