Join us as we unveil the finalists for South Australian
40 Under 40 Awards.

Tickets include

3-course dinner including premium South Australian wines

Networking with the next generation of South Australia’s leaders

Hear inspiring guest speakers share their success stories

Live entertainment supported by Music SA

Celebrating the passion, vision and achievement of South Australia’s leading business entrepreneurs under 40.

The 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s finest young business people under the age of 40, and the contribution they are making to the future of our state. The program recognises not only the personal determination and commercial drive of these future business leaders but also the philanthropic pursuits that balance these individuals’ professional achievements.

An assessment panel representing the South Australian business community will judge the nominees against a selection criteria, and identify the 40 young business leaders who have been outstanding in creating or growing a business in South Australia. Each finalist will be notified of their inclusion and receive 1 ticket to be celebrated at the awards ceremony on Thursday 7 June at the National Wine Centre.

Key Dates:
Nominations open Thursday 22 March 2018
Nominations close Thursday 26 April 2018
Award Dinner: Thursday 7 June at the National Wine Centre

Benefits of being a finalist

Publicity for you and your business
on InDaily and other media

Networking function
hosted by Deloitte

Access to an Australian Institute of Company Directors workshop

A number of personal prizes
and gifts

A ticket to the awards dinner
valued at $150

Judging Panel


Ashley Hunter


Ashley Hunter is Director of the Merger and Acquisition Advisory team in South Australia at Deloitte, one of the most recognised professional services companies in Australia.
Since joining Deloitte in 2006, he has advised on a diverse range of business sales, mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings totalling more than $2 billion. In a field of work characterised by uncertainty and complexity, Ashley has earned a reputation for his ability to close deals and deliver outstanding outcomes.

Nicole Underwood Backyard Portraits PRINT-036

Nicole Underwood

Underwood Executive

Nicole Underwood is a South Australian entrepreneur, Executive Search Consultant and Coach who founded her own business based on a holistic approach to talent management. Her belief is that to create, build and grow any successful business, you need the essential ingredients of sourcing, recruiting and retaining the highest performing talent. With great people, great things happen.


Clinton Jury

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Clinton Jury is State Manager SA/NT for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, having previously led AICD’s national Advisory team for Private and Listed Business. For the past 25 years he has been a senior executive with extensive experience in leading organisations across Adult Education, Strategic project management, marketing and commercial operations as well as Fundraising & not for profits. Clinton is a director on a number of Not-For-Profits and is a passionate advocate for the business community in South Australia.

Tan Jen_B&W

Jen Tan

Piper Alderman

Jen is a senior lawyer with extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Law and in Dispute Resolution. Her dynamic background has enabled her to assist clients on all aspects and stages of their business, starting from establishment and structuring, ongoing operations, expansion and growth, transactions, disputes and wind ups.


Tracey Whiting

Art Gallery of South Australia

Tracey is a strategic communications, marketing and publishing expert who has worked in various roles nationally and in London over the past thirty years. Her focus is on media news publishing, public programs and major events. Her expertise is strategic marketing and communications focusing on public audience engagement and the strategic positioning and growth of large-scale public exhibitions, programs and events.


Jim Plouffe

The Lead South Australia

Jim Plouffe is the Publishing Editor of NewsLeads, the arm of Solstice Media that produces The Lead South Australia. Jim has been an editor for more than 25 years and has covered South Australia for the past decade. Publishing The Lead has given him an insight into the people and businesses that are important to South Australia.



Farrin Foster_B&W

Farrin Foster


A journalist by trade, writer by ambition, and occasional filmmaker by necessity; Farrin is the founding editor of independent magazine CityMag and active media platform City Standard.
At 31-years-old she has had careers in traditional media, politics, the arts and public relations. A few years ago she stumbled blindly into the world of small business ownership and is yet to find a way to extract herself.
Specialising in telling individual stories that reflect larger truths, Farrin has worked on projects as far afield as Los Angeles but is dedicated to contributing to the conversation in her home town of Adelaide.


David O’Loughlin


David began his career with Young & Rubicam Adelaide in the early nineties, where he worked on national brands such as Mitsubishi Motors and Berrivale Orchards. He then travelled overseas where he worked for several years in major advertising agencies including BHO FCB London, Dentsu Canada and Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago. David joined KWP! In March 2014 as Strategy Director and in April 2018 became Joint Managing Director.

In partnership with:

Deloitte is a global professional services firm operating in more than 150 countries, and brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.
Deloitte Adelaide, with more than 180 people and 20 partners, is a market-leading provider of financial and risk advisory, consulting, audit and tax, as well as technology based services such as cloud solutions, cyber security and data analytics. We operate from two offices, in the CBD and Dulwich, which makes us easily accessible to our clients of all sizes, across industries and government.
For more information, please visit our website at


Piper Alderman is one of Australia’s leading national law firms. We have been leading advisers to commercial interests across Australia for over 160 years. Our expertise spans all areas of commercial practice and industry sectors in Australia, from multi-national corporations to family owned enterprises.
With offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we work with clients across all states and territories in Australia, as well as several international organisations.
Piper Alderman remains a committed member of the South Australian business community. Our Adelaide-based specialist lawyers are recognised as being among the best in the country. We have been successful by truly listening to our clients, and responding to their needs by creating practical legal solutions. We ensure continued growth and development by nurturing our ‘Next Generation’ of senior lawyer experts, and assisting them to develop their professional and technical skills and networks.
These elements combined help us to achieve our ultimate goal – to provide the best experience of a professional services firm.

The Australian Institute of Business is a global business school with a rich, 34-year history in business education. Our global community of over 16,000 students, alumni, academics and industry experts spans over 90 countries.
We’re proud to offer The Agile MBA™, which is Australia’s largest and most popular MBA. It’s a fully accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification in Australia and recognised internationally.
It’s specifically designed for busy working adults, so it’s delivered 100% online with interactive, bite sized content. The Agile MBA™  offers genuine flexibility, industry insights, practical skills and the support you need to become irreplaceable in business.
To learn more about the Australian Institute of Business and the MBA click here.


Founded in 1991, KWP! is an independently owned, full service South Australian born company, providing a full range of communication and marketing solutions for a diverse array of businesses across Australia.
We are a collective group of talented people with a shared ambition and mission; ideas that are impossible to ignore that build brands that are impossible to forget.
Whether it be strategic, creative, media, production, technology, digital or socially driven, we are focussed on delivering our clients quality solutions that lead to business success.


InDaily has launched a new South Australian award program to find and recognise the next generation of business leaders.
Click here to read the article

Nominations are closing soon in South Australia’s newest award for young leaders – InDaily’s 40 Under 40.
Click here to read the article

The judging panel for South Australia’s newest award for young leaders – InDaily’s 40 under 40 – is facing a challenging task to select just 40 people out of hundreds of names submitted for recognition in the award.
Click here to read the article

Follow InDaily




Nominations closed

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 have now closed.
There’s been an overwhelming response to the call for nominations. 
Thank you to all nominees. We are now in the process of assessing the nominations.

About Us

InDaily is South Australia’s only locally owned, independent source of digital news.

South Australia has a long tradition of fostering entrepreneurial talent. Since 2004, InDaily has been proud to promote and showcase the innovation and endeavours of the next generation of business leaders.

To partner with this innovative program,
contact us to explore how we can align your brand.

Contact Us

Kellie Melville
08 8224 1622 | 0409 698 672

or alternatively, fill out the form below: