Allianz talent celebrated; wins at 2020 Australian HR Awards

4 December 2020

Allianz is proud to announce that Allianz employee Ashleigh Pickrell has been named 2020 Australian Rising HR Star of the Year at the Australian HR Awards, for her passionate leadership. Allianz also received further recognition with an Excellence Award for the Best Graduate Program category. The Allianz Australia Graduate Development Program prepares graduates to become future leaders of Allianz, and empowers them to accelerate their careers through meaningful work and dedicated coaching and support.

Now in its seventh year running, the Australian HR Awards is hosted by Human Resources Director and Key Media, and celebrates industry excellence, and the outstanding achievements of the country's top HR leaders, companies and teams. This year the Awards were held virtually, and due to the high calibre of nominations, recognised several excellence awards in addition to the winners of each category.

Allianz Australia, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vicky Drakousis said the accolades are recognition of the ongoing motivation and commitment the Allianz team bring to the business and namely, the support and empowerment they provide their peers every day, "We couldn’t be more proud to be recognised with these honours by the Australian HR Awards, especially considering the challenging year we've had. Thank you to Ashleigh and all our employees for their ongoing dedication – to consistently improve our ways of working, being present, responsive and smiling whatever the challenge.”

Commenting on the win, HR Services Manager, Ashleigh Pickrell said, “I’m very humbled and proud to be recognised amongst such a high calibre of HR professionals. I congratulate them for their nominations, and own outstanding contributions. More than ever, communication, and driving new ways of collaboration to foster a healthy culture has been critical. As we look ahead to new and evolving ways of working, I look forward to positively contributing to our people, and ultimately our customers.”

Allianz Australia is proud to have protected Australians for over 100 years. Our HR team of specialists and generalists support 5,500 people who work at Allianz and our subsidiaries across Australia and New Zealand. At our core, we are focused on creating simple and intuitive experiences for our people, establishing future fit capabilities and developing future leaders of Allianz.


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