Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira was named the 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year at a ceremony in Brisbane Friday evening.
Vieira also took out the 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Corporate and Private Award.
Before taking the helm at SQ, Vieira spent a decade in Los Angeles, where she worked as executive vice president of international production for Ausfilm and attracted more than $1.5 billion of production spend to Australia.
Vieira joined Screen Queensland in 2014.
“It wasn't until I walked into an organisation in crisis that I understood my own strengths and my love for transforming an industry,” she said.
Vieira is also a non-executive director of RSPCA Queensland, QMusic and the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board, and sits on the board of advisors for Australians in Film.
Now in their 22nd year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are Australia’s longest running women’s awards program. They are designed to recognise and reward the "courage, leadership and creativity of brilliant business women".
Vieira, along with the other state and territory category winners, will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards on November 16.