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Seeking a new Chief Executive

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Help us make New Zealand workplaces more diverse and inclusive!

We are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to realise our ambition of helping New Zealand organisations do inclusion well, and do well because of it. They will join our small team of highly regarded professionals who are passionate in driving the delivery of our strategy.

About us

We are the national body for workplace diversity and inclusion and work across all dimensions of diversity. We help New Zealand organisations understand the complexities of diversity and inclusion, build great foundations and make a difference to their people and business because of it.

We started life as the Equal Employment Opportunity Trust and have been promoting the benefits of equal opportunity, equity and diversity in the public and private sectors for more than 25 years. We have 400-plus member organisations, representing thousands of employees across New Zealand. 

Working at Diversity Works New Zealand is an opportunity to be the change you would like to see across Aotearoa New Zealand and make a real difference in workplaces and in people’s lives.

About you

We are searching for an highly experienced and energetic leader who has a demonstrated track record leading a purpose-led organisation and achieving great outcomes for stakeholders. You will need to demonstrate your ability to develop and translate strategy into meaningful outcomes and impacts as well as lead in a commercial environment.

You will be an action-oriented thought leader that is happy to roll their sleeves up and work alongside the team, and equally accustomed to public speaking with the ability to represent Diversity Works New Zealand in public forums and discussions consistent with our overarching organisational objectives. The person we appoint must understand the value of collaboration and be able to see and realise opportunities to deliver our objectives either alone or through partnerships with others.

Experience and qualifications

  • At least 10+ years’ relevant experience leading a large function or small business
  • Demonstrated leadership and role model around diversity and inclusion
  • Degree qualified

Registering your interest

At this stage we’re seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in being considered for this exciting role.  We welcome diverse people from diverse backgrounds. We are also undertaking an executive search. 

Please register your interest by clicking on the confidential portal link below which shall remain open until 18 December 2019. Once we have your email address, we can provide you with a copy of the position description and keep you up to date with next steps as we proceed through the process. 


(Current thinking is those who have registered their interest will be invited to submit formal applications for the role in the week commencing 13 January 2020 with applications closing on 17 January 2020, so start work now on your CV and application letter).

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