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The term of office is coming to an end for one of our member-nominated Trustees on the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Board (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand).

There are two candidates eligible for election for the member-nominated position. 

Read more about them below.

Member-nominated candidate:

Megan McNay 

National Corporate Social Outcomes & Reputation Manager
Downer New Zealand

Megan has been part of Downer in New Zealand for 10 years; starting as National Bid Manager for Transport, and now as a National Corporate Social Outcomes and Reputation Manager, leading a passionate team of 18.

Born and bred in Ōtautahi, she has lived in both Te Whanganui-a-Tara and London before eventually settling back home in Ōtautahi. Megan’s iwi is Ngāi Tahu, hapu is Ngāti Hāteatea, and her marae is Uenuku - based in Moeraki, Coastal Otago.

Her current role combines both her passions – communications, plus the development and leadership of people and our communities. Megan and her team deliver programmes in partnership with Te Puni Kōkiri (Māori leadership and rangatahi pre-employment programmes), the Ministry of Social Development (pre-employment programmes), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (pre-employment programmes) and the Department of Corrections.

Her current ambition for Downer is “to embrace diversity and inclusion even more than what we are doing now. Having a richness of people from different walks of life and being accepting of those differences, only makes our workplace all the better.”

Megan has governance experience as a school Board Presiding Member for several years at primary school level and is now an elected board member of Rangiora High School (+1600 students). Although corporate organisational governance will cover very different content, a good board is galvanised from different people's perspectives, strengths, backgrounds, and cultures, all working collaboratively together to achieve the same goals and outcomes.

Member-nominated candidate:

Daniel Warsaw

Chief Operating Officer
Wellington Zoo Trust

Daniel has a passion for saving wildlife and wild places and he is particularly interested in the isolated island ecologies of both New Zealand and Madagascar. Daniel is both a Board member and Treasurer of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG) one of Wellington Zoo’s conservation partners, helping to protect the rich biodiversity of eastern Madagascar.

A member of the ZAA Ethics Committee, Daniel is dedicated to the practical application of animal welfare science and world leading animal care. Daniel is passionate about applying sound business strategy and techniques to create sustainable change for the Zoo as a social enterprise.

In 2015 Daniel was a finalist for New Zealand Young Executive of the Year and he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Massey University. Prior to working with Wellington Zoo, Daniel had a fifteen-year career in the banking sector.

Daniel uses the pronouns he/him. Daniel was the driving force behind Wellington Zoo Trust receiving Rainbow Tick Certification.

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