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MCT's CEO wins Australia's most prestigious HR award!
3 December, 2018


Masonic Care Tasmania Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Daniel Findley has been named the national winner for the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Lynda Gratton CEO Award. The award recognises CEOs who achieve positive results for their organisation through best-practice people management.


The gala ceremony was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday the 29th of November. More than 80 national finalists were joined by some of Australia’s most renowned business leaders and professionals from organisations including Westpac, Qantas, Coles, IBM, Australian Defence Force and Australia Post. Finalists were acknowledged for their initiatives that are contributing to the business sector of their organisations and the contribution these organisations are having to the prosperity of the nation through outstanding leadership and management of their people.


CEO Daniel Findley says he is incredibly proud and overwhelmed to be named the national winner of the prestigious AHRI Lynda Gratton CEO Award.


“Winning this award is a true reflection of the 500-plus people I work alongside every day across Tasmania. I am proud to lead an innovative, talented and committed team of inspiring individuals. Our staff are key to the success of Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT),” Mr Findley says. 


“MCT is one of Tasmania’s largest aged care providers, having undergone an amalgamation in 2017 of three aged care homes, 12 retirement living locations, and community support services. Our staff have embraced and thrived during this journey to become one state-wide organisation and we have experienced some great success, achievements and challenges over the past 18 months together.


“I would like to acknowledge and congratulate my fellow finalists in this category, Corinne Bot (Founder & CEO of Polygot Group) and Naomi Wilson (Managing Director of Focus HR), who are both making an outstanding contribution to the productivity and sustainability of their workplaces.”


About Daniel Findley

Daniel holds an impressive history of executive-level leadership and board appointments with more than 25 years international expertise in Europe, US and Australia. He has built a reputation for repeated success in organisational consolidations and turnarounds, leading performance and outcome-based not-for-profit organisations, and driving growth as a CEO and board director. Daniel improves profitability, diversifies revenue streams, creates value-added programs, and increases visibility and reputations. For more than 25 years, he has been serving his communities through not-for-profit work in caring for diverse populations, including the ageing population, at-risk youth, employment services, and people with disabilities. He is frequently recognised for developing creative programs to serve these multiple populations and client groups and providing unwavering commitment to the organisations and communities he works with.