Colliers International named Aon Best Employer in Australia for third consecutive year

Colliers International been recognised as an Aon Best Employer in Australia for the third consecutive year.

With almost 20 years of experience in best employer research across the world and backed by more than 50 years of experience in employee research and a robust global database, the Aon Best Employers certification compares organisations to identify those that strive to create sustainable competitive advantage through their people and become extraordinary employers.

“I’m very proud that Colliers International has been named an Aon Best Employer in Australia for the third consecutive year,” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand.

“Our people are passionate, take personal responsibility and always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.  By cultivating an enterprising culture and providing the best workplace experience, we empower our experts to maximise the potential of property to accelerate the success of our clients and our people,” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand.

The Aon Best Employer program evaluates organisations based on their employee engagement, organisational agility, engaging leadership and focus on talent.  These attributes enable Best Employer companies to attract and retain leading talent, generate better client satisfaction and drive sustainable business results.

“Our ongoing recognition as an Aon Best Employer reflects how we attract and develop industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results,” said Liam Ovenden, National Director, People and Performance.

“We invest significantly in providing industry leading training and development, technologies and wellbeing initiatives to enable our people to do their best work, collaborating with our global experts to maximise every opportunity and lead the industry.”

Other companies to be named an Aon Best Employer in 2019 include Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand, Perpetual and FedEx New Zealand.


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John Kenny

Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

Sydney CBD

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Asia Pacific, John leads our enterprising culture to ensure we embrace a growth mindset and always do what’s right for our clients, our people and our community across the region.  By promoting our values, he ensures our experts maximise potential through collaboration and investing in relationships to ensure they are well positioned to lead our industry into the future.  The loyalty demonstrated by our team and our clients have enabled Colliers’ record growth in both the Australia & New Zealand and Asia Pacific regions over the last decade and John is enthusiastic about our future growth potential. 

Since joining Colliers International in 1991, John has held various transactional, operational and innovation roles before taking the helm as CEO in 2006.  In February 2020, he was appointed CEO, Asia Pacific.  John is also part of the Global Executive team of Colliers International and finds it a privilege to work with a select group of highly motivated experts who have driven our enterprising spirit globally. 

Culture has played a strong part of our growth and it’s been humbling to be awarded Aon / Kincentric Best Employer for four consecutive years in Australia and for 2019 in the Philippines, while also being recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company in Australia in 2019.  These accolades reflect how Colliers International attracts and develops industry leaders, empowering them to think and act differently to drive exceptional results. 


John is committed to ensuring Colliers diversifies its service offering to meet the specialised requirements of our clients and lead our industry into the future.  To meet that need, John has enjoyed working with a team of specialists to secure several strategic acquisitions that support our growth.  By developing new areas of expertise, our market-leading experts can deliver enterprising solutions to maximise the potential of property and accelerate the success of our clients and our people.

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Liam Ovenden

National Director | People & Performance

Sydney CBD

I am responsible for enhancing the performance and satisfaction of our Human Capital across the organisation, ensuring Colliers International is recognised as the employer of choice for the Property Services industry.  I lead the People & Performance function, with specialist teams in Recruitment, Learning & Capability,  Employee Relations, and HR Operations.

 

 

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