2018 winners, finalists, scholarship recipients & Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our 2018 winners. Carefully chosen by international leaders and influencers of South Australia, these companies are considered to be primed for profound growth due to world class capabilities. They will receive dedicated support from the South Australian business community to globalise the economy.


Consilium Technology CEO Seth Thuraisingham

Seth Thuraisingham


Consilium Technology

Master Butchers Cooperative

Master Butchers Cooperative CEO Warren McLeane

Warren McLean


Resonate CEO Matthew Stead

Matthew Stead




These finalists passed a rigorous process to be recognised for having exceptional capability to compete globally.

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Consilium Technology

Consilium helps customers to make more informed, data-driven decisions; ultimately helping organisations adopt technology and move faster in an ever-changing environment. Consilium delivers machine intelligence solutions which have a transformational impact within the defence, agriculture, manufacturing and minerals and energy industries, leveraging their strong defence origins to bring cutting-edge technology to industry. Consilium continue to have a strong presence with defence, and remain abreast of new technological advances to enhance their offering to industry.

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Levett Engineering

Levett manufactures high-end aerospace components and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft. We need to not just meet price targets, but also meet stringent quality ratings and delivery schedules. Levett’s customers include Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems UK, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman and Harris Corporation, forming part of their global supply chain, in many cases, as the sole provider of the component.

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Master Butchers Cooperative

Master Butchers Cooperative provide competitive purchasing power to their meat industry membership for their merchandise needs (everything they use, within reason, except meat). Members protein surplus, that humans cannot/do not eat, are recycled into quality pet food ingredients.

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Planet Software

Planet Software sells and supports our product – Sonia – to over 60 tertiary institutions world wide. Sonia provides a portal and phone apps where students, their supervisors and industry partners can select, track and record their placement experience. The software helps universities manage all types of work integrated learning (WIL). Disciplines such as nursing and teacher training have long histories of placing students in hospitals and schools as part of their degree requirements, but this type of experience is now common across many disciplines. It ensures universities meet their duty of care obligations and enforces ‘ready for placement’ expectations on students.

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Resonate provides acoustic (noise and vibration), electro-magnetic field (EMF), air quality and lighting – measurement, assessment, troubleshooting and design services. Services are provided to the transport, buildings, power generation, mining, waste and environment sectors, helping engineers, consultants, government, companies, education bodies, builders, contractors and lawyers with their concerns. Ping Services provides “software as a service” globally in the same disciplines.

Scholarship recipients

Jon Soong – CEO, Makers Empire

Scholarship provided by The CEO Institute

Jon Soong receiving scholarship award

Dean Rosenhain – CEO, Planet Software

Scholarship provided by South Australian Leaders

Dean Rosenhain receiving scholarship award

Hall of Fame

Hall of fame winner Paul Crawford

Paul Crawford

2018 Hall of Fame inductee

Paul Crawford

Congratulations to Paul Crawford, Joint Managing Director of CMV Group. Our fourth inductee into the Impact Awards Hall of Fame, awarded for making a profound impact on South Australia’s economy and global markets. Achieved with outstanding innovation, ambition and determination.

More past winners

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