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Jenna Hanson
Business and Technology Journalist

Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

Jenna Hanson
Business and Technology Journalist

Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

The Territory’s newly-appointed auditor general, and the first woman to hold the role, has been named as the 2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year.

The winner, Julie Crisp was a partner at global professional services firm Deloitte and head of its Assurance and Advisory division in Darwin, before the appointment. When NT Chief Minister Adam Giles announced Ms Crisp’s five-year appointment as auditor general in August, he said she had a wealth of professional experience and academic qualifications for the role.

During her 16 years at Deloitte, she was recognised internally for her inspirational leadership, client service and staff development, never missing an annual revenue target and significantly growing service revenue.“It is an inspirational and energising work environment with an equal emphasis on our clients and our people. We have fun while solving the problems that keep our clients awake at night,” says Ms Crisp.

“I identified significant potential for growth in providing business process solutions to centres beyond Darwin – businesses everywhere are seeking to deliver the same outcomes more effectively.”

Telstra NT Women's Business Awards

Northern Territory Winners

It is an inspirational and energising work environment with an equal emphasis on our clients and our people. We have fun while solving the problems that keep our clients awake at night.

- Julie Crisp, Auditor General, NT

Telstra chief operations officer, Kate McKenzie said the Telstra Awards judges described Ms Crisp as a high-calibre role model, great communicator and an enthusiastic leader and problem-solver.

“She has a high level of integrity and client focus, has mentored women all over the world at Deloittes, and has a reputation for being collegiate, inclusive and a driver of change management strategies for clients.”

Other winners of the NT Awards include Business Owner Award winner beauty therapist Debby Bell; former airline executive and current executive director for the YWCA of Darwin Jillian Ritherdon; and occupational therapist Shannon Hallatt, founder of OT for Kids NT.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women’s Awards:
 

2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year

Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

Business Owner Award

Debby Bell, Ella Baché Fannie Bay, Fannie Bay

Private and Corporate Sector Award

Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

Community and Government Award

Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

Business Innovation Award

Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

Young Business Women’s Award

Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

National Awards Announcement

The NT winners proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on 26 November. For finalists and winners across Australia the awards offer a share in $650,000 in cash and prizes.

Be inspired by incredible Australian business women.

 For more information on the Telstra Business Women’s Awards click here.

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