Category: Big interviews

Big Interview: Charlotte Downes.

Having led the DEI programme at Air New Zealand and the mahi in people experience at Auckland Transport, Charlotte Downes, our new Programme Director, knows a thing or two about building strong foundations and growing momentum in the diversity and inclusion space.
We sat down with Charlotte to find out about what’s planned for the future of the Diversity Agenda and what gets her moving.

Big Interview: Nicholas Dalton.

Nicholas Dalton is a registered architect and the founder and director of Tāmaki Makaurau Office Architecture Limited, more commonly known as TOA Architects. Nicholas talks about his journey into the profession and what he hopes will change in the future.

Big Interview: Ross Buchanan.

Ross Buchanan is the General Manager for Hilti New Zealand, a Diversity Agenda Accord signatory who supply products, systems, software and services to the construction and energy industries. In this month’s Big Interview, we kōrero with Ross to find out about positive changes Hilti have made for both a more diverse and, importantly, more inclusive workplace.

Big Interview: Andrew Caldwell.

This month, Te Kāhui Whaihanga’s Anna Kellett speaks to Andrew Caldwell, a Wellington based Architectural Graduate practicing at Jerram Tocker Barron Architects Ltd.

Andrew, 28, has recently become one of the youngest members of the newly appointed Diversity Agenda Steering Committee. He’s passionate about seeing diversity in architecture so the profession properly reflects our diverse society.

Big Interview: Pippa Mitchell and Jenson Varghese.

Learn about MRCagney’s transition to becoming 100% Kiwi owned, and their insightful research undertaken to help understand the transport experiences of disabled people – plus key take-aways for you to consider. Learn why it’s so important to know your ‘why’ when it comes to your diversity and inclusion journey. And lastly, find out what areas of D&I are of particular importance to both Jenson and Pippa.

Big Interview: Coralee Fitzgibbon, part-two.

In the second half of Coralee’s interview, you’ll learn the challenges that come with the role of Inclusion and Diversity Leader. You’ll get insight into how New Zealand’s is doing in the D&I space – including areas we could improve on and where we’re doing well. And for our small to medium sized firms who mightn’t have the capacity for a standalone D&I position, you’ll get advice on where to start.

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