South Australian Pearcey Awards


Nominations have now open for the 2021 South Australian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Please contact Susan Andrews or Wayne Fitzsimmons via if you have a nomination in mind.

2020 SA Pearcey Award

The 2020 SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award winner is Dr Michelle Perugini. Michelle is a is an entrepreneur, academic and an internationally renowned expert in health, medical research, advanced analytics, and cognitive AI based in Adelaide.

The award recognises outstanding South Australian entrepreneurs in the ICT and Digital Media professions who have "taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration".

The candidates are drawn from contributors across all aspects of the technology industries including (but not limited to) computing science, the Internet, communications, social media and networking, interactive media, games and the film industry.

SA Committee

  • Susan Andrews (Chair)
  • Geoff Rohrsheim
  • Tony Clark
  • Mark Ledson
  • Mike Richards
Dr Michelle Perugini

18 Nov 2020

2020 SA Award

The 2020 SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award winner is Dr Michelle Perugini. On informing Michelle of the award, Geoff Rohrsheim representing the SA Pearcey judging committee, said that Michelle was surprised and honoured by accolade and hoped she could continue to inspire young women into technology related fields. Due to Covide restrictions (Adelaide is currently in lockdown) a more formal event ... »» Read more...

Tony Clark

28 Aug 2018

2018 SA Award

The 2018 SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Tony Clark as part of the ACS Branch forum, on Tuesday 28th August 2018 at at SAHMRI, North Terrace in Adelaide. The award was presented by Professor Mike Miller (2017 Pearcey Medallist) who said "this award celebrates and honours a South Australian entrepreneur who has not only been innovative and creative, ... »» Read more...

Geof Rohrsheim

20 Sep 2017

2017 SA Award

The 2017 SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Geoff Rohrsheim as part of the ACS Leaders Lunch on Wednesday 20th September 2017. »» Read more...

Stewart Bartlet

26 Oct 2016

2016 SA Award

The 2016 Pearcey South Australian Award was presented to Steward Bartlett at an ACS lunch on Wednesday October 26. Stuart is co-founder of Signostics and Global Head of Urologic Care. »» Read more...

07 Jun 2014

2014 SA Award

At a gala iAwards luncheon held on Friday 27 June 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Jay Weatherill MP, presented the 2014 Pearcey SA Entrepreneur Award to Dr Henry Detmold. »» Read more...

19 Jun 2013

2013 SA Award

The 2013 South Australia Pearcey Entrepreneur of the year award was presented to Dr Alex Grant, Director of the ITR at the University of South Australia at the SA iAwards gala presentation event held at KPMG boardroom (Pirie St) Adelaide on 19 June 2013. »» Read more...


17 Nov 2011

2011 SA Award

The 2011 SA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Matthew Michalewicz at a reception held at InnovateSA Board Room (19 Greenfell Street Adelaide) on Thursday evening, 17 November 2011. »» Read more...


21 Oct 2010

2010 SA Award

The 2010 South Australian Pearcey Award was presented to Dr Anton van den Hengel, inventor of the Videotrace image modelling system and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. »» Read more...

Ross Williams

01 Dec 2004

2004 SA Award

The 2004 South Australian Pearcey Award was presented to Dr Ross Williams. The award was presented by the Hon. Trish White, who is also a State patron of the Pearcey Foundation. »» Read more...


04 Dec 2003

2003 SA Award

The 2003 SA Pearcey Award for Information Technology was awarded to Adelaide innovator Dr Simon Ronald. »» Read more...

2002 SA Award

The inaugural 2002 SA Pearcey Award was presented to Dr. Jonathan Baxter. »» Read more...