Brad Banducci, CEO, Woolworths Group

Our Prime Minister has spoken of 'quiet Australia', just as President Obama spoke of 'quiet heroes' when describing those that are not famous, work hard every day, don't seek the limelight and just try to do the right thing.

I am exceptionally proud of Woolworths' 200,000 'quiet Australian heroes'. Our entry recognises their contribution, first and foremost through COVID-19, and for many off the back of the tragic bushfires of 2019/20.