ICC Sydney commends exceptional team member achievements

02 November 2021

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has presented its internal awards program, The Extraordinaires, which celebrates the extraordinary performance of its people who also embody the organisation’s culture and values.

The awards provided a formal platform to recognise employee achievements and contributions during the 2020/2021 financial year, as voted by the winners’ leaders and peers.

ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the awards program represented an important opportunity to reconnect as a team and highlight the venue’s culture of service excellence and professionalism, delivered while supporting internal or external customers and stakeholders.

“Our people are the most important aspect of our business and it is truly a pleasure to celebrate our team of caring and passionate professionals.

“At ICC Sydney we continue to place great value on developing our team to reach their highest potential as we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and not simply jobs,” Donaghy said.

ICC Sydney’s Extraordinaires awards recognised outstanding performance across 10 categories and the 2021 winners spanned diverse departments.

ICC Sydney’s 2021 Extraordinaires:

Winning Events
Awarded to Stephanie Humphries, Business Development Manager – National, for her service to her clients and her collaborative solutions-focused mindset.

Running Events
Awarded to Jenny Verus, Audio Visual Sales Manager, for taking an agile and professional approach to utilising pioneering technologies to support clients and event delivery.

Supporting Events
Awarded to Sathyan Chandrasekhar, Financial Controller, for his valuable expert support to every department especially during a challenging period.

Culture Hero
Awarded to Sandra Rae, Senior Manager, Public Relations, for being a tenacious brand ambassador and exemplifying the ICC Sydney spirit as she connects people across the business and the industry.

Service Excellence
Awarded to Barbara Addison, Event Operations Manager, for consistently and passionately providing world class service to all clients and attendees.

Best Leading Role
Awarded to Sathyan Chandrasekhar, Financial Controller, for displaying exemplary leadership, grit and for consistently inspiring his team.

Risk Management Hero
Awarded to Adrian Slingsby, Risk Operations Manager, for maintaining ICC Sydney’s rigorous safety standards protecting patrons and team members through his application of risk management protocols.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Jointly awarded to William Wilson, Food and Beverage Manager and Patrick Cheer, Senior Manager, Presentation Services.
Awarded to William Wilson for chairing the CSR Working Group and his commitment to finding sustainable solutions.
Awarded to Patrick Cheer for his dedication to identifying strategies to reach the 75% diversion from landfill target.

Innovation and Creativity
Awarded to Ben Barda, Audio Visual Project Manager, for his creative mindset and finding solutions, not limited to the technical delivery of events, but the processes that underpin these. 

A Star of the Future
Awarded to Georgia Rudder, Digital Signage & Graphic Design Coordinator, for cementing her position in the AV team and being instrumental in creating an informative video of the ICC Sydney Connect platform.

Continuous talent development which places importance on customer satisfaction is ingrained into ICC Sydney’s culture and the performance of the team reflects the quality of the training team members receive. The venue has been recognised for its professional development through a multitude of awards including the NSW Training Awards Large Employer of Choice, Australian Human Resources Institute Marshall Goldsmith award for Talent Development and was the recipient of the Meetings & Events Industry Education and Training Award, both at State and National levels.

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