The Australian Career Book Award – 2020 Committee Members

The Award Committee brings together Royal Society of Arts Fellows with Career Development Association of Australia members and HR professionals in a collegial exercise to review recent Australian career books and determine the awarded book for 2020. The 2020 Award Committee members are:

Kathryn Jackson FRSA: Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and Senior Practitioner, European Mentoring and Coaching Council  is one of New Zealand’s most qualified and experienced career transition and leadership coaches with 20+ years experience as a People Professional.  She holds an MA in Motivation at Work, and trained with the Oxford School of Coaching in 2005. She designs and delivers workshops, offers individual coaching, partners with HR teams, and champions new coaches to the industry.

Kathryn holds the position of lead coaching advisor for the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience. She is an active and engaging writer, and author of Resilience at work: practical tools for career success  – a 2019 award Finalist Book.

June Smith: CDAA professional member and a recognised trainer with extensive experience in providing career change and outplacement services for state government departments as well as recruitment and selection at all levels including statutory board appointments.

Kaye Nolan FRSA: CDAA professional member, Career Development Practitioner for eighteen years, and a registered psychologist. She transitioned into these roles after managing and teaching in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Chisholm Institute. 

Sandy Hutchison: AHRI professional member, former HRD Asia-Pacific for MMC, Founder and CEO of Career Money Life, a digital, self-service career and benefits platform. She also holds board positions supporting gender related issues at Women and Leadership Australia and Australian Gender Equality Council. 

Warren Frehse: CDAA professional member and CICA registered professional career development practitioner. Having an extensive corporate HR and outplacement consulting background, Warren is currently a Senior Advisor in careers and employability at The University of Melbourne. He is a published author of Manage Your Own Career: Reinvent Your Job; Reinvent Yourself, and writes extensively for various media including workplace articles for The Age, Herald Sun and Sydney Morning Herald and has featured in podcasts for graduates making the transition into work.

Philipa Duthie FRSA: Director of the RSA ANZ, after having held previous strategic roles with the society. She has extensive knowledge of the NFP and social change sectors, and has worked in higher education and government roles. She also works as a freelance copywriter and editor for an ethical clothing label, and advocates for supply chain transparency.

Lawrence Arnold FRSA: Award Convenor, CDAA professional member, and Melbourne CBD career counsellor. Recently published books on career and employability are: The Australian Career Passport: cross the career border with your core skills for work (2017); and The Australian Career Mentor: career guidance for experienced professionals and new graduates (2015).

The Australian Career Book Award promotes high-quality, vision-inspired, practically-oriented career writing founded on evidence-based propositions. The role of Award Convenor is to develop the award processes and protocols, and coordinate the activities of the Award Committee.

Australian Career Award presentation

Career colleagues at the award presentation