The 2020 TEMI Awards Winners

TEMI’s 2020 Australasian Mobile Workforce Awards Winners

The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) recognised the winners of the 2020 Australasian Mobile Workforce Awards at a virtual ceremony last night, opened by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction, Peter Verwer AO, and attended by over 100 talent mobility professionals from across the Asia Pacific region.

“As the only Awards Program dedicated to recognising talent mobility professionals across Australasia, it is our great pleasure to provide a local platform for the industry to come together, recognise and acknowledge the significant achievements made, and innovative solutions implemented, throughout the year,” TEMI Founder Deborah de Cerff said.

Quest Apartment Hotels is the Platinum Sponsor of the 2020 TEMI Awards Program, which is also supported by Cigna.

Leadership Excellence Awards Winners

  • Michelle Morris, Global Lead: Global Mobility, Tax & IA Payroll, BHP
  • Emmarie Castaneda, Global Mobility Manager, Unilever (Philippines)
  • Kate Park, Senior Talent Business Partner, Deloitte New Zealand and Bridget Romanes, Principal, Mobile Relocation

Business Advancement Awards Winners

  • Jeremy Tobin, Monash University and Karla Costa, Principal, Mercer
  • Joanne Fair & Vincent Vuillard, Co-Founders, ‘Hive’ by FutureWork Studio
  • Voula Gentile, HR Operations Specialist – Global Mobility, CSL Limited

Employee Engagement Awards Winners

  • Nerida Gillam and Karen Bowness, representing the Woolworths Limited Mobility Team
  • Jamie Lingham, Global Immigration Lead, Absolute Immigration
  • Shireen Chua, Director, Third Culture Solutions

Employee Mobility Champion of the year: Highly Commended Award

Sarah Coop, Beca 

2020 GMP1 Outstanding Achievement Award

Edina Omerovic, Monash University

2020 GMP1 Highly Commended Award

Voula Gentile, CSL Limited

Ms de Cerff said the winners had inspired their colleagues, embraced new strategies and ways of thinking, and worked tirelessly to support their organisation and customers in navigating the road to recovery after a year of legislative change, border closures and tremendous personal and business upheaval.

“TEMI is proud to provide an Awards Program that offers individuals, teams and organisations the recognition they deserve, for facilitating major shifts in workforce models, meeting global talent needs, and building a more worldly and culturally-diverse workforce,” Ms de Cerff said.

The TEMI Awards Program is open to a wide range of disciplines relating to talent mobility.

Applications for the 2021 TEMI Awards Program will open in March at


Published by: The Employee Mobility Institute, November 2020  

About the Author:

The Employee Mobility Institute is Australia’s peak industry body specifically focused on global workforce management, including talent mobility. Its mission is to advocate, promote, represent and support the growth of the Australian / New Zealand Talent Mobility Industry.

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