Head of Global Reward and Insights
Susan is an experienced consultant, business owner, executive and leader with a strong background in leadership, delivery and over 25 years' experience in managing people challenges in complex environments and solving commercial business issues. A former Partner at EY and Director – D&I, Talent & Engagement at Fonterra, Susan has used her influence to raise awareness of equity issues and promoting positive change within Aotearoa. Along with a corporate career spanning 30 years, she has been the Director and co-owner of two successful businesses and currently serves as Head of Global Reward and Insights at Zespri International.
She is also a highly skilled professional Trustee/Director, covering a broad spectrum of strategic Human Resource Management, governance and commercial ventures and has brought these strengths to Diversity Works New Zealand for the past two years in her capacity as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Her governance portfolio furthermore includes roles as Coastguard New Zealand Trustee, Past President of YWCA National Board, and Past President of YWCA Auckland, where she led the design and launch of the YWCA Equal Pay Awards.
Susan is an agile surfer of strategy, conceptual problem solver and artful at making things happen on a practical level. She is entrepreneurial at heart and, under her leadership, Diversity Works New Zealand has undertaken a comprehensive refresh of its strategy and implemented operational plans to deliver against the evolving workplace demands for support with diversity and inclusion.