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Gold Sponsor

Central Queensland University

It is with great pleasure that the Outstanding Leadership Awards announce Central Queensland University (CQU) as a Gold Sponsor. CQU is a highly established university, with more than 30,000 students across 70 countries. A university that dares to be different, CQU prioritises leadership at its core to serve the needs of countless staff, students and alumni.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading universities under 50 years by Times Higher Education, CQU is a front-runner in creating accessible, world-class tertiary education. Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of CQU, Alastair Dawson prioritises the university’s commitment to collaboration between students, stakeholders, industry and communities. Likewise, we are proud to partner with CQU because of the standards they uphold; bold, honest, inclusive and courageous leadership underpin the university’s executive team.

CQU is one of Australia’s most accessible and engaged universities and globally recognised for innovative teaching and research excellence. In 2020 CQU will be undertaking a new curriculum endeavour as they launch their Master of Business Administration (Leadership) program. Designed for the entrepreneur, business owner or corporate manager it will allow students to gain insights into the strategies, practices and key communication skills that underpin successful business leadership.

Moreover, CQU has a rich university history, strong indigenous engagement and a comprehensive strategic plan to remove education barriers amongst under-represented groups and underserviced communities. With a team of courageous, inclusive and authentic leaders, CQU is a beacon for positive change amongst Queensland communities and the education sector.

Welcome Central Queensland University, we are proud to partner with you in 2020.

We welcome DHL Australia as a Silver Sponsor for the Outstanding Leadership Awards. As the world’s leading delivery and courier service, DHL reaches more than 220 countries and territories and keeps Australia connected across our vast landscape.

The Outstanding Leadership Awards are thrilled to partner with DHL Australia, an organisation with multiple community outreach programs and a values system that aligns with our own.

They are leaders in logistics and urban sustainability and are courageously fronting environmental innovation to better their own and other business models. Partnering with GoGreen, DHL has created a Zero Emissions Plan to reach by 2050, setting international industry standards. Furthermore, DHL runs global disaster management teams and global teaching programs. DHL are global commentators that spotlight diversity, innovation and sustainability around environmentalism. Welcome DHL!

Kay by Design is driven to elevate purpose-driven businesses to stand proudly beside corporate giants through strategy, creative content and design solutions. We are a team of strategists, digital marketers, content writers, artists and visual storytellers that work to communicate the essence of a brand. We strive to have quality and accountability as our focus as we elevate businesses into a higher caliber of brand authority. Kay by Design works to create clarity and direction for brands to help them forge meaningful connections with their target audience.

Kay by Design only partners with brands whose mission we love and admire, that’s why we take pride in partnering with the Outstanding Leadership Awards. We are working to create an impact on the world and help purpose-driven brands do the same. Our values perfectly align with the Outstanding Leadership Awards as we prioritize authenticity and impact. The Outstanding Leadership Awards embody the change we want to see in the workplace, where kindness, courage inclusivity and diversity take center stage, values we practice ourselves.

McGrath Media is the touchpoint between you and your target audience. Coming from a newsroom background we use our research, interviewing and storytelling skills to identify newsworthy opportunities for our clients to grow their profile.

We strategize to focus on our client’s various stakeholders, from the general public at large to hyper-targeted communications in a way in which is authentic to the essence of your brand. As public relations and journalism professionals, we believe it is critical to never spin, mislead or alter facts and seek to be a voice for change in the current media landscape. Furthermore, we train and prepare leaders to be confident and authentic when fronting the media and their stakeholders.

There a few major events in society that create major change. The industrial revolution and the World Wars shaped generations. We believe that society is now at a critical crossroads in the workplace and leadership. McGrath Media partners with the Outstanding Leadership Awards because they are at the forefront of this change. Their vision recognizes the need for more kind, inclusive and courageous leadership that generates positive impact, more of what we want to see.



Tendered is driven by delivering value to their customers. Their leadership team are driven, passionate and energetic with a value system that completely aligns with The Outstanding Leadership Awards. With their feet firmly embedded in producing quality results we are proud to announce them as one of our Bronze Sponsors for 2020.

As specialists in establishing authentic customer connection for businesses they create robust sales channels that integrate with your existing sales pipelines.

A recognised solution for many industries across Australia they don’t just write tenders they work to actively win tenders for their clients producing a valuable return on investment. Tendered’s vision for how their leadership team can assist other businesses will see them cultivate a leadership culture of which they should be proud.



The Outstanding Leadership Awards is thrilled to announce Troocoo as one of our Bronze Sponsors. Connecting individual aspiration with corporate capability, Troocoo is a contemporary recruitment and search firm headquartered in Brisbane. Created by a group of like-minded and experienced recruitment leaders, this collective of professionals have a shared vision – their investment in people.

Troocoo specialises in a variety of sectors; from talent acquisition to technology, sales, engineering and communication. It is Troocoo’s mission to capture the essence of a person, in turn creating exceptional outcomes within the Queensland employment market. Underpinned by their genuine passion to help people and the wider business community, Troocoo upholds all of the values the Outstanding Leadership Awards cultivate; authenticity, kindness and courage.


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