Sponsor and champions
Naomi Ferguson, GWN Sponsor, Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue
Naomi Ferguson and Gabs Makhlouf 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, Wellington (transitional until 30/6/20)
Alison Lewes, Ministry of Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua, Wellington (transitional until 30/6/20)
Leisa Adsett, Department of Corrections, Wellington
Luisa Avia, Ministry of Health, Wellington
Kellie Coombes, State Services Commission, Wellington
Kesta Dennison, New Zealand Customs Service, Auckland
Monique Esplin, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Erin Hartley, Department of Conservation, Christchurch
Meena Pratap, Oranga Tamariki, Wellington
Stacey Richardson, Ministry of Justice, Wellington
GWN's small team works to support women's networks in the wider public sector. The GWN team consists of three full-time staff located in Wellington: a Programme Director, an Engagement and Secretariat Advisor and a Senior Communications Advisor, and part-time coordinators for AGWN and SGWN.
The GWN team provides secretariat support to the Governance Group and delivers a programme of activities to support the vision.