Sponsor and champions
Naomi Ferguson, GWN Sponsor, Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue
Naomi Ferguson and Peter Mersi are Chief Executive co-leads for Papa Pounamu, a steering group of twelve public sector CEs who are driving a collaborative programme of diversity and inclusion across the public service.
GWN also receives valuable support from CEs and senior leaders as a leadership group and individually through their agencies.
Ruth Shinoda, Chair, Education Review Office – Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga
Anne Marie Taggart, Deputy Chair, New Zealand Customs Service – Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa
Alison Lewes, Ministry of Justice – Tāhū o te Ture
Leisa Adsett, State Services Commission – Te Kawa Mataaho
Luisa Avia, Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora
Kellie Coombes, State Services Commission – Te Kawa Mataaho
Monique Esplin, Crown Law – Te Tari Ture o te Karauna
Meena Pratap, Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai
Stacey Richardson, Ministry of Justice – Tāhū o te Ture
GWN's small team works to support women's networks in the wider public sector. The GWN Programme Office team provides secretariat support to the Steering Committee and delivers a programme of activities to support the vision.
Rebecca Schasching, Acting Programme Director
Kerri Du Pont, Senior Communications Advisor
Sofaia Kolinisau, Team Administrator
Heather Milne, Southern GWN Coordinator
Virginia Fordham, Auckland GWN Coordinator