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GPMI Awards

GPMI is proud to not only support the Global Payroll profession but also recognize and elevate those in the role day-to-day. The GPMI Global Vision and Global Payroll Titan Awards do just that; each award recognizes the honoree for their work in the industry ensuring employees around the globe are paid on-time, every time, and most importantly accurately. Please take a moment to view the current honoree for each award as well as those who won in previous years.

Global Vision Award

Our Global Vision Award recognizes a leader in global payroll at a time when the need for global payroll knowledge has soared. The recipient is a recognized global payroll professional in their home country and is actively involved with GPMI. The Global Vision Award continues to draw attention to leaders and visionaries in the field of global payroll.

Global Vision Award

Current Honoree

Sharon Tayfield

The 2021 winner of the Global Vision Award is Sharon Tayfield, MCIPP, Director of Global Payroll Services and Global Outsourcing for BDO U.K. LLP. Tayfield is an award-winning payroll industry expert with technical knowledge and experience in global compliance and legislation, particularly regarding Africa. Her career spans more than 25 years in outsourcing and services.

She has been involved in planning, implementation, team-building and problem solving, combined with customer service awareness, customer relationship management, and vendor management.

Previous Years' Honorees

Fidelma McGuirk, Global Vision Award Winner

The 2020 winner of the Global Vision Award is Fidelma McGuirk, founder and CEO of automation technology company, Payslip. Fidelma has 20+ years experience scaling international business and leading multi-national teams, Global HR & IT functions.

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The 2019 winner of the Global Vision Award is Kira Rubiano, Customer Engagement Director, US, at immedis. Kira’s #Passionforpayroll is exceptional and only equaled by her global payroll knowledge!

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The 2018 winner of the Global Vision Award is Max van der Klis-Busink, RPP, Payroll Manager Netherlands, Shell International BV. Max specializes in building payroll compliance models that adapt to ever-changing business needs.

Global Titan Award

The Global Payroll Titan Award was initiated in 2020 to highlight and recognize the everyday global payroll professional who is doing extraordinary work. These professionals will be chosen by their peers based on the answers they have provided to questions surrounding projects they have led or participated in, leading to a significant change in how payroll is processed globally within their own businesses. Visit the official award page for more details.


Current Honoree

Davida Lara, CPP

The 2021 winner of the Global Payroll Titan Award is Davida Lara, CPP. Davida is the Executive Vice President of Payroll Services at Entertainment Partners. Davida has gained extensive expertise developing systems, process automation, and training personnel. She has led initiatives involving international assignment policies and global mobility.

Previous Year's Honoree

Sharon Tayfield

The 2020 winner of the Global Payroll Titan Award is Sharon Tayfield. Sharon is the Global Payroll Operations Director for BDO LLP with over 25 years of experience. Sharon was nominated by a colleague for her dedication to the global payroll industry and her expansive knowledge of global compliance and legislation