Australian Capital Territory Awards


Nominations are now open for the 2019 ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award.

2018 Event

The 2018 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award ceremony was presented to Ken Kroeger on Tuesday 4 September 2018, by the ACT Chief Digital Officer Bettina Konti at the ACS Canberra's 25th Annual Conference.

ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Award


This Chief Minister's Pearcey Award is one of the seven Pearcey State awards aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT profession. It is awarded to an individual during his or her career who has demonstrated innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to technological development in ACT. Especially the judges are looking for younger professionals who are running risks, making a difference and inspiring others by their deeds (more...)

The Pearcey Foundation is greatly appreciative of the sustained support by the ACT Government over many years to promote the Chief Minister's Award and his personal commitment in August 2018 to support the Foundation's efforts in Canberra for the next three years.

ACT Pearcey Committee

Ken Kroeger

04 Sep 2018

2018 ACT Award

Ken Kroeger, CEO of Seeing Machines, was presented the 2018 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. The award was presented by ACT Chief Digital Officer Bettina Konti, representing the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, at ACS Canberra's 25th Annual Conference on 4 September 2018. »» Read more...

ACT 2017 Winners

15 Aug 2017

2017 ACT Award

The 2017 Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented by the Chief Minister, the Hon. Andrew Barr MLA. to joint winners as the judges could not distinguish between two highly qualified contributors to ACT's burgeoning ICT industry. The 2017 ACT winners were Phillip Williamson co-founder and Chief Innovator at Intelledox and Mark Riley, co-founder and CTO of ContentKeeper. »» Read more...

Dean Spaccavento

28 Jun 2016

2016 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Award

At a gala dinner held in the Gandel Hall at Australia's National Gallery in Canberra, Dean Spaccavento was awarded the 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Award. »» Read more...

Greg Boorer ACT 2015

23 Jun 2015

2015 ACT Award

The 2015 ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Mr Greg Boorer at the Digital Canberra gala dinner in the Gandel Hall of the National Gallery of Australia. Mr Boorer is a well-known identity in the ICT industry in the nation's capital having started Canberra Data Centres (CDC) just eight years ago in 2007. Today CDC is the dominant data ... »» Read more...

17 Jun 2013

2013/14 ACT Award

At a gala event held on Tuesday evening 17 June at Canberra's Aboretum, Senator Kate Lundy presented the 2014 Peracey ACT Entrepreneur Award to John de Margheriti. »» Read more...

15 Nov 2012

2012 ACT Award

The 2012 ACT Pearcey Award was presented to Dr Vikram Sharma on Thursday evening 15th November at the Boat House by the Lake as part of the ACS ACT Branch annual Canberra ICT Awards night. »» Read more...

15 Sep 2015

2011 ACT Award

The 2011 ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Matt Bullock by Senator Kate Lundy, Senator representing the ACT and Parliamentary Secretary Prime Minister and Cabinet, as part of the annual combined ACS and Pearcey Foundation Awards held this evening at ‘The Boathouse’ in Canberra. »» Read more...


16 Sep 2010

2010 ACT Award

Fullbright Scholar Dr Raymond Choo was presented the 2010 ACT Pearcey Award by Senator Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister & Cabinet, at a gala dinner held at 'The Boathouse' in Canberra on 16 September 2010. »» Read more...

16 Sep 2009

2009 ACT Award

The 2009 ACT State Pearcey Award was presented to Mr Michael McGoogan on Wednesday 16th September 2009 in Canberra at the Canberra Business Events Centre, Regatta Point. The award was presented by Mr Jon Stanhope MLA, Chief Minister for the ACT during the Business in Focus Month and jointly sponsored with the Australian Computer Society, ACT Branch. »» Read more...

02 Sep 2008

2008 ACT Award

On Tuesday 2nd September 2008 the inaugural ACT Pearcey Award was presented to Mathew Purcell by ACT Chief Minsiter, the Hon Mr Jon Stanhope, at the Regatta Point Business Centre in Canberra. The Canberra Branch of the Australian Computer Society joined forces with the Pearcey Foundation to select Matthew Purcell alias "The Silicon Kid", as the winner. Thanks to strong ... »» Read more...