We are delighted to announce the outstanding photos of the prestigious French-Australian Excellence Awards.
After deliberation by the judging panel and careful evaluation of the votes cast by Le Courrier Australien readers, the finalists were celebrated at the Awards Ceremony in the NSW Parliament in front of an audience of more than 150 people, including many honourable guests (The Honourable Natalie Ward MLC, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Transport and Roads, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure MC, Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and South Coast and Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of France, Trish Doyle MP, Member for Blue Mountains Deputy Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of France, Martin Juillard, consul Général de France à Sydney, Zoe McKenzie MP, Federal Member for Flinders, co-chair of Australia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group et Jerome Laxale MP, Federal Member for Bennelong, Chair of Australia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group), CEOs and prominent figures from the French-Australian community.
The winners in the various categories were announced in front of an enthusiastic audience and recognised for their outstanding achievements and contributions in a variety of fields.
James Johnson – Excellence in Equality
Laurent-Emmanuel Saffre – Excellence in Health Care
Lorraine Nicolas & Jason Li – Solidarity & Community
Sandra Ira / France at Home – Entrepreneurship
Audrey Barucchi & Francois Aguey-Zinsou – Sustainabililty
Pascale Guitera – Research & Innovation
Maud Page – Art & Culture
Jessica Fox : Excellence in Sport
Ségolène Deeley from Keolis Downer: Business High Impact
Julia Zemiro – Woman of the Year 2023
A special tribute was also paid posthumously to Maria Karvouni, who left a tremendous legacy in education in Victoria.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Franco-Australian Excellence Awards! Your remarkable achievements are an inspiration to us all, and we salute your unwavering commitment to excellence and collaboration between France and Australia. We express our sincere gratitude for the positive impact you have had on both nations.