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There is an upcoming vacancy for a member-nominated private sector Trustee on the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Board (now operating as Diversity Works New Zealand).

There are two candidates standing for election for this position.

Read more about them below.

Trustee(s) Restanding:

Adrienne Miller

General Manager
ISCA New Zealand

Adrienne has been a Trustee on the Board of Diversity Works New Zealand for three years and acted, at the request of the Board, as Interim CE for five months during 2019-2020. She has served on the Finance Committee and Premises and Recruitment working groups and has a deep understanding of the diversity and inclusion landscape, where the organisation sits within it, various stakeholder groups, and the risks and opportunities the organisation faces. She is an energetic and engaged trustee, passionate about the work of the organisation, and leverages her networks, relationships, skills and experience for its benefit. With strong relationships and networks across infrastructure and construction (a focus for DWNZ), Adrienne’s day job is as General Manager, New Zealand at rating tool provider ISCA, a NFP working across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, helping infrastructure deliver cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes. She is a leader who genuinely cares about people-centric inclusive outcomes and has been involved in a number of campaigns geared at attracting talent to the industry or building capability, including ATEEDs #BuildAKL campaign, Connexis’ Girls with Hi Vis campaign, the Smart Seed design thinking & innovation program, and acted as mentor both in public schemes and privately.

Governance experience:

Lawyer by training, holding a practising certificate for over 25 years

Member of the NZ Institute of Directors (Company Directors & Finance Essentials courses)

Foundational member of Infrastructure New Zealand’s WIN Advisory Board looking to increase diversity in that sector

Trustee of Diversity Works New Zealand and 3 subcommittees

Member of MBIE’s Building Advisory Panel

Director and founder of Cupola Limited a boutique consulting practice

Reported as an executive of listed private companies and public entities to Board

Additional nominee(s):

Nick McKissack

Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources New Zealand

Nick is experienced in developing strategy; managing complex political situations effectively and quietly; and influencing others to gain commitment and support of views, actions and recommendations. Nick is passionate about the role that organisations play in representing; advocating for and including people from all walks of life and is active in promoting and pursuing this agenda within Human Resources New Zealand.


Governance experience:

Director Te Tumu Paeroa Dairy Ltd - operates Waikato dairy farm

Advisory Board Member M9 and O39 Ltd - operate kiwifruit orchards

Te Tumu Kainga - Charitable Trust in social housing sector

Director Te Puna Wai Ora Ltd - Property Development

Board Member Skylight Trust - Charitable Trust providing support for people experiencing grief

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