Finalists for the Bauer Media Future Leaders Award announced

< Date: 17 March 2014

Earlier this year Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia Ltd (CRVA) invited nominations for the inaugural Bauer Media Future Leaders Award, a professional development award for under-35s within the Caravanning and Camping Industry.


The quantity and quality of award applications received was truly exceptional and far surpassed the expectations of the Executive charged with selecting five finalists.


If nominees for this award are an indication of the calibre of young professionals in the caravanning and camping sector – it augurs very well for the Industry and provides confidence that the new generation can take the Industry even further in the future.


CRVA is pleased to announce the names of the five finalists for the inaugural Bauer Media Future Leaders Award. Congratulations to the following individuals (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Josh Carnavas – Operations Manager, Brisbane Camperland
  • Cameron Harrison – General Manager, Suncamper
  • Kari Hunter – Executive General Manager – Brand Strategy, BIG4 Holiday Parks
  • Brad Illich – Business Owner, Newbooks
  • Kristy Ponting – Operations Manager, Caravanning Queensland

These finalists have each won return flights to Hobart, four nights’ accommodation and a delegate registration for the 2014 CRVA National Conference, prior to which they will attend an interview with the CRVA Selection Panel. This interview will determine the winner of this award; the judges are sure to be faced with a tough decision.


All finalists will be invited on stage at the Industry Gala Dinner on the final evening of the conference, where the winner of the inaugural Bauer Media Future Leaders Award will be announced.


CRVA thanks Bauer Media for their sponsorship of this exciting new award.