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

There are two candidates standing for election for the member-nominated position. The Board has nominated one candidate for the Board-nominated position.

Read more about them below.

Member-nominated candidate:

Nanna Scrafton 

National HR Officer
HEB Construction

Nanna has shown a dedication and passion for diversity and inclusion in the workforce at HEB. She has been instrumental in ensuring the organisation’s diversity and inclusion programme is supported by leadership and active within the business community.

Nanna has a strong understanding of how to take a strategic approach to complex union negotiations and has demonstrated a very understanding approach, ensuring due diligence at every step, to get good outcomes for HEB’s people and the organisation.

She is not afraid to challenge and ensures that robust decisions are made. Her strong operational background will allow her to encourage the board to continue to stay engaged to ensure that objectives in this governance role are met.

Governance experience:
Nanna in her current role works closely with the leadership, board and legal teams to ensure governance across the organisation. She oversees all processes, systems and controls to allow HEB to safeguard and grow its people. Nanna operates at a high level across HEB and brings to our HR leadership a strong understanding of commercial objectives balanced with the needs of the workforce. She has strong experience in business transformation and change management and has led many strategic business improvements in both ways-of-working models and restructures.

Member-nominated candidate:

Tracey Taylor 

Chief Executive Officer
Yellow NZ

Diversity, equity and inclusion runs in Tracey's DNA. She leads from and with aroha and wholeheartedly believes that if we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion from love, our businesses, communities and country will thrive. Tracey courageously steps into the uncomfortable conversations to drive social change and, in doing so, is a role-model for others.

Tracey is a strong leader and has transformed Yellow both culturally and commercially into a business which is once again thriving. She continues to drive change and social impact by expanding Yellow's work in diversity, equity and inclusion to our customers and communities, particularly those who belong to minority or vulnerable groups. Through her leadership and advocacy, Tracey creates ripples which have huge reach and incredible impact on many lives in Aotearoa.

As a member of the board, Tracey would bring invaluable experience, a progressive leadership style and aroha to help Diversity Works New Zealand continue on its path with momentum, to make Aotearoa a more inclusive country for all of its people to work, live and thrive.


Board-nominated candidate:

Susan Doughty

Head of Global Reward and Insights
Zespri International

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.


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