Congratulations to the top 40 Under 40 | 2018

Amy Orange Harvest Fair Australia Pty Ltd Founder
Anton Andreacchio Convergen / Jumpgate / Double Bishop Managing Director
Ben Hood Hello Friday / George the Farmer Director
Cain Cooke Cibo Espresso General Manager
Callan Cox Mykra Pty Ltd Managing Director
Carmen Garcia Community Corporate Pty Ltd Managing Director
Carolyn Curtis The Australian Centre for Social Innovation Chief Executive Officer
Chris Hooper Accodex Chief Executive Officer
Crispian Fielke Port Local Pty Ltd Director
Daniel Gannon Property Council of Australia SA Executive Director
Daniels Langeberg EcoCaddy Founder & Chief Executive Officer
David Lukic Ryderwear Chief Executive Officer
Eddie Lane Cold Logic Partner
Elizabeth Nowell ACE Open Chief Executive Officer
Emily Humphreys Wicked Lab Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Erin Fowler The Mill Incorporated Director
Esther Chew Grieve Gillett Andersen Associate
Heather Gale People’s Choice Credit Union Treasurer
Jarrad Morgan SA Construct Pty Ltd Director
Joanna Andrew Mellor Olsson Partner
Jordan Walsh Iconic Growth Pty Ltd Managing Director
Katie Hulmes OZ Minerals General Manager Transformation
Ken Saman Personify Care Chief Executive Officer
Kristy Schirmer Zockmelon Health Promotion and Social Media Consulting Founder and Principal Consultant
Lane Hinchcliffe Health Hub Family GP Principal GP / Director
Lauren Hillman Channel 44 General Manager
Leko Novakovic Novatech Creative Event Technology Managing Director
Marie Sulda Kaleidoscopic Travel Director
Matiya Marovich Sans-Arc Studio Director
Michael Anderson UnlistedLeaf YouTuber
Michael Kay Wallmans Lawyers Partner and Practice Leader
Michelle Perugini Life Whisperer Diagnostics Pty Ltd Co-founder/Managing Director
Noelle Smit Teamgage Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer
Peter Piliouras On The Run (part of Peregrine Corporation) Chief Operating Officer
Sacha La Forgia Adelaide Hills Distillery Director
Sarah Bartholomeusz You Legal Goddess of Governance
Sasha Baranikov Uniti Wireless Co-founder &  Chief Operating Officer
Sebastian Rees GenWise Health Co-founder, Director
Simon Gargaro United Precast Pty Ltd Managing Director
William Ferguson Ferguson Australia Group Sales Director

Individual Winners

First Among Equals Award

Sebastian Rees from GenWise Health
Presented by InDaily with thanks to the Australian Institute of Company Directors

State Contribution Award

Carmen Garcia from Community Corporate
Presented by KWP!

Inspiring Disruptor Award

Sasha Baranikov from Uniti Wireless
Presented by Underwood Executive

Graduate Certificate in Management Scholarship

Noelle Smit from Teamgage
Presented by the Australian Institute of Business

Read more about the 40 Under 40 Event

InDaily’s inaugaural 40 Under 40 awards have been announced, celebrating the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
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InDaily has launched a new South Australian award program to find and recognise the next generation of business leaders.
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Nominations are closing soon in South Australia’s newest award for young leaders – InDaily’s 40 Under 40.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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