Speakers

Maretha Smit

CEO

Diversity Works New Zealand

Bio

Hon. Priyanca Radhakrishnan

Minister for the Community & Voluntary Sector, Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, and Youth

Parliament of New Zealand

Bio

Hon. Michael Wood

Minister for Workplace Relations & Safety; Minister of Transport

New Zealand Parliament

Bio

Meng Foon

Race Relations Commissioner

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Bio

Laulu Mac Leauanae

Secretary for Pacific Peoples

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Bio

Anne Fitisemanu

CEO

Tupu Toa

Bio

Tracey Taylor

CEO

Yellow NZ

Bio

Ola Ioane

Head of Membership

Diversity Works New Zealand

Bio

Paul Goodeve

CEO

First Gas Limited

Bio

Monica Ayers

Chief People Officer

NZ Post

Bio

Adam Shapley

Managing Director

Hays New Zealand

Bio

Catherine Epps

GM Health & Technical Services

WorkSafe New Zealand

Bio

Mary Haddock-Staniland

Senior Vice President of Culture and Inclusion

Timely

Bio

Dr Guillermo Merelo

Head of Research and Innovation

Diversity Works New Zealand

Bio

Haylee Putaranui

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Fonterra

Bio

Tracey Ryan

Managing Director for New Zealand

Aurecon

Bio

Geoff Pearman

Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Partners in Change

Bio

Kylie Nelio

ConCOVE Māori Advisory Group Chair

Jackie Clark

Aunty in Charge

The Aunties 

Bio

Dr Nicola Ngawati

Director (Kaiwhakahaere Matua)

Ministry for Women

Bio

Ruth Muller

Research Development & Inventions Director

Frucor Suntory

Phil Turner

Managing Director

Accessibility Tick

Bio

Ziena Jalil

Independent Director, Strategic Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate 

Bio

Katherine Hall

Senior Workstream Advisor, Construction Sector Accord

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Bio

Holly Carrington

DVFree & Policy Advisor

Shine

Bio

Susan Doughty

Head of Reward and Insights

Zespri

Gita Jayaram

Principal Consultant

Gita Jayaram Consulting

Bio

Deborah James

Deputy Commissioner

Health and Disability Commission

Saskia Verraes

Programme Lead – Leading Change for Good

The Mind Lab

Bio

Paul Morris

Professor of Religious Studies

Victoria University of Wellington

Bio

Edwina Pio

Professor of Diversity

Auckland University of Technology

Bio

Amanda Reid

Principal Consultant

BERL

Bio

Shireen Chua

Director

Third Culture Solutions

Bio

Tayyaba Khan

Founder and CEO

Khadija Leadership Network

Bio

Zoe Brownlie

People and Culture Committee Chair, Founder

Auckland DHB, AllHuman

Bio

Matthew Tukaki

Executive Chairman

National Māori Authority

Callum McKirdy

Director

callummckirdy.com

Bio

Alex Chadwick

Manager Gender Pay and Pay Equity Taskforce

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Services Commission

Bio

Rachel Froggatt

CEO & Secretary General

Women in Sport Aotearoa

Bio

Annamarie Jamieson

People and Culture Director

Stuff

Matt Iorangi

Learning & Development Manager

Northpower

Bio

Sarah Sharpe

Teacher in Charge Neurodiversity Education

Kapiti College

Bio

Bridget Jelley

Registered Psychologist, Coach, Director

The Effect

Bio

Claire Walker

Chief People and Culture Officer

SkyCity Entertainment Group

Bio

Sirr Christoffersen

Wellbeing Consultant

Auckland Transport

Nata Tolooei

Research Fellow

Diversity Works New Zealand

Bio

Dr. Diana Albarrán González

Professional Teaching Fellow

University of Auckland

Bio