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Association of Administrative Professionals NZ Inc


The longest running award in our profession!

Administrative Professionals are a key element in any business. But some administrative professionals really do stand out from the crowd – their professionalism, highly skilled approach and can-do attitude put them ahead of the pack.

Since its inception in 2006, twelve outstanding Administrative Professionals have been named the Administrative Professional of the Year, and well over 30 finalists have been selected.

This Award recognises the professionalism and experience of administrative professionals within the business community in private sector organisations, not for profit/charities and government.

Check out how winning the Award has impacted previous winners:

2021 Administrative Professional Award 

Are you the 2021 Administrative Professional Award winner? Do you work with someone who epitomises professionalism? This award acknowledges administrative professionals who demonstrate continued commitment to:

  • Leadership within their organization
  • Continuing professional development
  • Contributing to the operational efficiency of their organisation
  • Making a significant contribution to the profession.


This award is open to personal assistants, receptionists, admin assistants, virtual assistants, executive assistants, all administrative professionals in New Zealand - you do not need to be a member of AAPNZ.

Nominations/applications will be accepted from 22 February 2021 to 4 June 2021. 

What is in it for this year’s winner?

Your commitment to your profession, skills, and professionalism will be recognised by an expert panel of judges comprising of industry experts and your peers. You will receive a prestigious trophy, various prizes, and certificates of achievement, and the recognition of being recognised as your country’s BEST Administrative Professional!

The winner will be recognised at the AAPNZ Conference Awards Dinner on Saturday 31 July 2021. 

What's needed to nominate a deserving admin?

The nomination form below is how we get started. After all nominations are collected, we will narrow the field down to three semi-finalists. All three semi-finalists will be announced by the end of June. From there, the semi-finalists will move into round two which will consist of interviews and a presentation (details will be announced to the semi-finalists at that time).  More details can be found on the Award Poster - please share this with colleagues too.

The 2021 Administrative Professional Award will be announced on 31 July 2021, at the annual AAPNZ Conference. Details will follow! Check out conference details here!

Download the nomination form here.

Read about our previous winners.

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