Award Winners

2004 TAS Award Winners

2004 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is Managing Director and co-founder of advertising agency Coo'ee Tasmania. Within the last two years, the business' advertising campaigns have won 11 international awards for clients islandstate, the Road Safety Task Force, Tourism Tasmania, Pura Milk and Port Arthur Historic Site. Heather is a founding member of the Coo'ee Network of independent agencies across Australia and New Zealand with partnerships throughout Europe and North America. She recently completed her second novel to be published by University of Queensland Press in November 2005 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Business Owner Award winner

Heather Rose

Heather Rose is Managing Director and co-founder of advertising agency Coo'ee Tasmania. Within the last two years, the business' advertising campaigns have won 11 international awards for clients islandstate, the Road Safety Task Force, Tourism Tasmania, Pura Milk and Port Arthur Historic Site. Heather is a founding member of the Coo'ee Network of independent agencies across Australia and New Zealand with partnerships throughout Europe and North America. She recently completed her second novel to be published by University of Queensland Press in November 2005 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Community and Government Award Winner

Lesley Kirby

Lesley Kirby is Deputy Director for Public Programs and Operations at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which hosts more than 250,000 visitors a year.Lesley's role encompasses the development and implementation of annual exhibitions, public programs, special events, marketing, education and infrastructure as well as strategic planning and policy development. Prior to this role, Lesley was the Commercial Operations Manager at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Private & Corporate Sector Award Winner

Georgina Wylde

For the past two years Georgina Wyle has been General Manager for Seahorse World Pty Ltd at Beauty Point. Her role encompasses financial reporting, marketing, operations management, strategic planning and government and industry liaison as well as managing the aquarium's 24 staff. Georgina is on the board of regional tourism association, Gateway Tasmania, and an active member of several tourism and community group associations.

Young Business Women's Award Winner

Sam Denmead

Sam Denmead has been running her guided cycling tour business, Island Cycle Tours, for the past two years. Tours range from small group, to Hobart day rides to budget walking and cycling tours to training rides for serious cyclists. Sam's tours have featured on television programs and travel columns. Sam is a member of the Tasmanian Backpacker Industry Association and is part of an industry development panel for Tourism Tasmania.