Mark Averill, CE
“We have made progress on a number of initiatives and our adoption of the 40:40:20 principle has held us to account. We now have a 50/50 gender split across our team of over 2,100 people, and out of our 39 new partners in the last year, 19 of them are women. We have also increased our transparency around gender and ethnicity pay gaps, using this data to drive sustainable change, and since introducing our new gender-neutral Parental Leave Policy two years ago, uptake has been significant and evenly split between genders.
We are continuing our journey to embrace and embed te ao Māori across PwC, through a variety of initiatives including our Te Māramatanga and Te Ohonga cultural competency programmes. I’m pleased to see an increase in the use of te reo and tikanga Māori in our daily ways of working with each other, which supports our continued focus on attracting and supporting our Māori and Pacific staff.”