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2nd September 2021


Stephen Cornish is an Executive of the Year Awards double finalist!

Written by Team Pentanet

2nd September 2021



Pentanet Managing Director Stephen Cornish has been announced as a finalist for not one, but two of CEO Magazine’s 2021 Executive of the Year Awards.

The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of CEOs, managing directors and senior management of Australia’s leading organisations. We’re proud to say that Steve is a finalist in both the Entrepreneur of the Year category and the Young Executive of the Year category of the 10th annual Executive of the Year Awards.

Steve’s nominations come after an extremely busy year in which he lead the charge to secure Pentanet’s formal alliance agreement with NVIDIA to bring GeForce NOW Powered by Pentanet to Australia, navigated a complicated and massively successful IPO listing on the ASX, and oversaw ‘Project Gigalink’, which resulted in the testing, development and expansion of neXus, Pentanet’s new wireless network for Perth.

The 2021 awards night will be hosted at The Star in Sydney on 24 February 2022, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to know whether Steve will be bringing a trophy back to WA. It won’t be easy, though. He’s in extremely good company, with both categories stacked full of brilliant, forward-thinking executives from some of the most exciting businesses around Australia.

Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

Image courtesy CEO Magazine.

Top row, from left: Mladen Jovanovic, COO, BindiMaps; Jordan Walsh, Managing Director, Delegate Connect; Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting; Sharon Melamed, Managing Director & Founder, Matchboard; Stephen Cornish, Managing Director & Founder, Pentanet.

Middle row, from left: Tash Menon, Managing Director & Founder, MASH Brands; Jeremy Fleming, CEO & Managing Director, Stagekings; Shelley Sullivan, CEO, ModelCo & MCoBeauty; Scott Kuru, CEO & Founder, Freedom Property Investors.

Bottom row, from left: Anson Zhang, CEO, Discover Energy; Cathy Baker, Principal, Belle Property Central Coast; Marcella Romero, CEO & Founder, Arriba Group; Paul Gordon, CEO & Technical Director, Catalyze APAC; Mark Woodland, CEO, Xplor Education.

Young Executive of the Year finalists

Top row, from left: Stephen Cornish, Managing Director & Founder, Pentanet; Akash Ahluwalia, former Managing Director, Jenny Craig; Alex Harper, CEO & Co-Founder, Swyftx; Jordy Bowman, CEO, Developing East Arnhem Limited.

Middle row, from left: Daniel Clements, Executive Director, Whitehouse Institute of Design; Nishanth Krishnananthan, Co-CEO, Vantari; Danielle Millar, General Manager, Shona Joy; Mushfiq Rahman, Executive General Manager, Valmec Limited; Sean Pieres, Director, MindArc; Heuson Bak, Managing Director, Solar Naturally.

Bottom row, from left: Tehbyn Nova, COO, Instyle Solar; Cameron Bryant, Founder & Partner, Sparro; Hugh Dellit, Managing Director, Link Advance; Matthew Wilkins, CEO, Venergy Australia.

The PentaFam are fully behind Steve and have our fingers crossed that he’s done enough to bring home the bacon in February.

Click here to learn more about the CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards and book tickets when they become available.