2023 ALPMA Awards

Recognising outstanding leadership and management contribution to the legal industry

2023 ALPMA Awards Winners

The ALPMA Awards are designed to shine a light on the outstanding achievement and service of legal business professionals performing management or leadership roles across ALPMA Membership and across Australasia.

We aimed to highlight and recognise the many hats that our members wear, and promote the exceptional service and skills of leaders and managers across the ALPMA community and the wider legal profession.

The ALPMA Awards winners were announced at the 2023 ALPMA Summit Gala Dinner on Thursday 7 September 2023.

Thank you to ALPMA Awards Partner, Lawyers Weekly!

2023 Winners

Executive of the Year

Recognises excellence and outstanding achievement as a Leader at the c-suite or executive level.Β  Submissions for Practice Manager/Director level roles for firms of more than 25 staff also accepted in this category

Executive of the Year is presented to an outstanding leader who has made a real difference, in a strategic sense, to their workplace in terms of impact and effectiveness and is seen as a leader among their peers.

Tessa van Duyn
Chief Executive Officer
Moores
General Manager of the Year

Recognises excellence and outstanding achievement at the GM or Director level. Submissions for Practice Manager/Director level roles for firms of more than 25 staff also accepted in this category.GM of the Year is presented to an outstanding leader who has made a real difference, in a strategic and operational sense, to their workplace in terms of impact and effectiveness, and is seen as a leader among their peers.

Maike Barton
General Manager
Leach Legal
Practice Manager of the Year

Recognises excellence and outstanding achievement of a Practice Manager at a firm of less than 25 staff. The Practice Manager of the year is presented to an outstanding leader who has made a real difference, in a strategic and operational sense, to their workplace in terms of impact and effectiveness, and is seen as a leader among their peers.

Earl Tan
Legal Practice Director
Helix Legal
Future Leader

Recognises emerging leadership and management talent. This award is presented to an emerging leader who can best demonstrate leadership courage & influence, inspiring dedication & motivation and is recognised as having the most potential to succeed as the next generation of firm leaders.

Huiming Lin
Managing Partner
Auslaw Partners
Outstanding General Contribution

Recognises those that make a valuable contribution to their firm or the legal industry. This award is presented to an individual who strives in their role as an allied legal professional to inspire others, shows dedication and motivation and goes above and beyond in their role as either as a manager or leader or other role within their firm.

Val Pitt
COO
Stirling and Rose
Manager of the Year – Excellence in People & Culture

Recognises excellence and outstanding achievement of a leader in people and culture. Theis award is presented to an outstanding leader who has made a real difference to both the people & culture programs and operation in their workplace and the firm as a whole in terms of impact and effectiveness and is seen as a leader among their peers in people and culture.

Belinda Balmer
Head of People & Culture
Moores
Manager of the Year – Excellence in Technology & Innovation

Recognises excellence and outstanding achievement of a leader in technology and innovation. This award is presented to an outstanding leader who has made a real difference to both the technology and innovation programs and operation in their workplace and the firm as a whole in terms of impact and effectiveness and is seen as a leader among their peers in technology and innovation.

Lindy Muto
Head of Legal Operations
Rigby Cooke Lawyers

ALPMA Volunteer Awards

ALPMA Committee

Recognise the outstanding commitment of ALPMA Committees for their continuous and ongoing consistent support to ALPMA.

QLD/NT Branch Committee
ALPMA Volunteer of the Year

Recognises the outstanding commitment of ALPMA members for their dedication to the promotion of ALPMA to the broader legal community, service for a particular project or committee responsibility and/or their continuous and ongoing consistent support to ALPMA.

Mark Beale
General Manager
Malley & Co Lawyers
Life Memberships Awarded

Our life members go above and beyond the call of duty – and we thank and recognise them for their contribution. This year, we awarded two new Life Members.

Dion Cusack
Corporate Services Manager
K & L Gates
Emily Mortimer
Talent Lead, APNA
Mott MacDonald