David Walsh, CE
“Our values underpin a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion here at NZ Post Tukurau Aotearoa – something we are very proud of. In an uncertain world, it’s more important than ever we put our efforts into strengthening our existing diversity and inclusion programmes. Afterall, having the freedom to bring the real you to work every day is the foundation for a thriving workforce and business.
This year we expect to be accredited for the Rainbow Tick for the fourth consecutive year, broaden our women’s network Pouhine o Tukurau Aotearoa, develop future leaders through our mentoring programme Le Faufautua, and enhance Te Ao Māori at NZ Post. A newly formed Te Ao Māori steering group will lend extra support to Te Hononga, our grassroots programme that builds Māori leadership. The third annual Mauri Award will this year recognise another outstanding Māori leader who demonstrates manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga and whanaungatanga amongst our whānau.
We’ll continue to ensure equal opportunity for our people regardless of gender, ethnic background, or how they identify – which includes monitoring representation and pay across all our roles. For the second year running we’ll report publicly our gender pay gap and be deliberate to improve our people’s experiences at work, so they love being here.”