Celebrating excellence: ARN Women in ICT Awards 2022
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Celebrating excellence: ARN Women in ICT Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Interactive’s Hayley Jope is the winner of the Rising Star award with Tina Gray highly commended in the Graduate category in this year’s ARN Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA).
Published on
December 1, 2022

Celebrating female excellence

Amid the record-breaking number of nominations, Interactive is thrilled that Hayley Jope emerged as winner of the of Rising Star award, with Tina Gray highly commended in the Graduate award category at the 2022 ARN WIICTA!

Last year, Melandie de Lange, Dynamics 365 FinOps Architect & Team Lead, took home the prize for the Technical Award category, and this year we couldn’t be happier for Hayley and each of our finalists.


“A huge congratulations to our five finalists in this year’s awards. They are inspiring examples of the exceptional talent at Interactive. I am delighted for our winner this year, Hayley. She has grown her career significantly at Interactive and continues to be a powerful role model for our team and industry.” said Merylee Crockett, Chief People Officer at Interactive.

Rising Star Award Winner 2022
Hayley Jope

The Rising Star award recognises a standout candidate rising through the ranks within the ICT industry, acknowledging significant advancement during the early stages of her technology career. This individual is growing in stature and importance through demonstrating outstanding business acumen, deep market expertise and high levels of professional integrity.


Winner of the Rising Star award, Hayley Jope, progressed from Receptionist to Customer Success Manager – Team Leader in seven years. She epitomises customer advocacy and has had numerous successes over the years, including the recent enablement of more than 3,500 employees from 12 Australian-based financial institutions to continue operating throughout COVID-19 in our business continuity suites.

Highly Commended, Graduate Award
Tina Gray

This award recognises a standout graduate candidate who has leveraged apprenticeship programs to start a career within the ICT industry. Open to all roles and responsibilities, this individual has made an immediate and positive impact on the business through providing a fresh perspective and high levels of professionalism.

Tina Gray is the star graduate that every company dreams of having; maximising her apprenticeship to build a promising cyber career. After concluding her studies, Tina heard about Interactive’s Graduate program and applied. Her natural curiosity, ability to think on her feet, and commitment to providing exceptional customer experience meant that she was a natural fit. In just six months, Tina has gone from having limited technical experience within the field to becoming a key member of the team, working alongside Cyber engineers to complete server rollouts, learning triage alerts and training others.

Read ARN’s finalist announcement for complete coverage of the event. 

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