Sponsor and champions
Renee Graham, GWN Sponsor, Chief Executive - Social Wellbeing Agency
Peter Mersi, GWN Sponsor, Commissioner and Chief Executive - Inland Revenue Department
Peter Mersi is also Chief Executive co-lead with Gaye Searancke for Papa Pounamu which sets the diversity and inclusion work programme for the wider public service.
GWN also receives valuable support from CEs and senior leaders as a leadership group and individually through their agencies.
Nicola Johns, Chair, New Zealand Police – Nga Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Nina Russell, Co Chair, New Zealand Defence Force – Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa
Karyn Thompson, New Zealand Defence Force – Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa
Tofilau Iris Webster, Te Kawa Mataaho – Public Service Commission
Briar Wyatt, Ministry for the Environment – Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Sio Kihe La’a Talakai-Alatini, Ministry of Pacific Peoples – Te Manatū mō iwi ō te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa
Heather Guthrie, Ministry of Primary Industries – Manatū Ahu Matua
Dr Anna Milne-Tavendale, Manatū Wāhine – Ministry for Women
Laura Olsen, New Zealand Police – Nga Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Coyla Cameron, Ministry of Justice – Te Tāhū o te Ture
Marie Schmidt, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development – Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga
Lyn Meredith, Inland Revenue – Te Tari Taake
Zoe Ogilvie Burns, Taumata Arowai
Isabella Sanchez-Bolivar, Ministry for Women – Manatū Wāhine
Rachael Bayliss, Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora
Emma Saunders, Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora
Della Averina, The Treasury – Te Tai Ōhanga
The GWN Steering Committee also includes the Chairs of the regional networks, Joanna Maskell – Te Aka Wāhine o Tāmaki Auckland GWN and Kirsty Paterson – Te Aka Wāhine o Te Waipounamu Southern GWN.
Te Puna Huihuinga Kaimahi The ELN Team
The ELN Team work to support employee-led networks to thrive by sharing their network experience and amplifying diverse perspectives across the Public Service. The team work with GWN, supporting them to build on progress around their six priorities. Focusing on these priorities will strengthen GWN and women’s networks in the Public Service and ensure positive outcomes for individual women.
Carin Sundstedt, ELN Programme Director
Anna Robinson, ELN Senior Advisor
Penny Downing, ELN Senior Advisor
Virginia Fordham, ELN Regional Advisor
Phoebe Lockett, ELN Coordinator