Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others through vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in over 50 countries. Each year, the overall winners from each country gather in Monte Carlo for the annual Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
John’s experience as the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Australia and then judge for Entrepreneur Of The Year Australia, coupled with his knowledge of the entrepreneurial market and sector trends around the globe, is exceptional and lays an excellent foundation to evaluate each of the candidates. John is only the fourth judge ever to be selected to the international judging panel from Australia, following the esteemed Founder and Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia Ltd, Jack Cowin and has earned a position among an elite group of captains of industry, leaders in their professions and academia, and previous Entrepreneur Of The Year winners.
“It is a tremendous honour to be selected to sit alongside some incredible legends of business as a judge on the panel for the 2013 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.” said John Spence. “Past judges have been scions of the business community, such as Steve Case of America Online, among others, so it is not only gratifying to me personally, but also great recognition for Karma Royal Group.”