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, The Treasury, Wellington
Anne Marie Taggart, Deputy Chair, New Zealand Customs Service
Alison Lewes, Ministry of Primary Industries – Manatū Ahu Matua, Wellington
Leisa Adsett, State Services Commission, Wellington
Luisa Avia, Ministry of Health, Wellington
Kellie Coombes, State Services Commission, Wellington
Monique Esplin, Crown Law, Wellington
Meena Pratap, Department of Conservation, Wellington
Stacey Richardson, Ministry of Justice, Wellington
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