Professor Stephen MacMahon among top New South Wales’ entrepreneurs for 2013

Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, has been awarded the 2013 Ernst and Young (EY) Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Eastern Region category (Australia).

The award recognises Professor MacMahon’s visionary work as a founder of The George Institute and an architect of its global expansion, and for being a world leading authority in the field of cardiovascular health.

EY Sydney Office Managing Partner Lynn Kraus congratulated the 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners, saying they each demonstrated remarkable vision, passion, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong determination to succeed.

“Entrepreneurs play a vital role in creating jobs, bolstering the economy and improving our communities, both locally and at a national and global level,” Kraus said.

“On behalf of EY, I congratulate all of our 2013 Eastern Region award winners and nominees and applaud them for their continued business innovation,” he said.

Philip McCabe, General Manager, Corporate Finance, Commonwealth Bank said, "It's important Australia's entrepreneurs are given support to grow and prosper and these awards are a positive way to recognise creativity and success.”

“The calibre of entrepreneurs in the Eastern Region award program this year is inspiring. The winners should be congratulated for being able to stand out amongst this talented field. We wish them every success in the national judging, "Mr McCabe said.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world’s most prestigious business award and the only truly global program of its kind, with entrepreneurs participating in 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Over 1,200 outstanding entrepreneurs have been recognised through the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in Australia since 2001.

The 2013 Eastern Region winners and Social entrepreneur will go on to compete for the title of 2013 Australian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at the national awards in November.

The overall Australian winner will then go on to compete in the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year awards in Monte Carlo next year.

Click here for more information about the 2013 Easter Region Awards or visit the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program website.