JUDGES 2019 


If you would like to read about the judges for the 2018 Equal Pay Awards please read on.

Founder at Tech Futures Lab and The Mind Lab, Frances Valintine (CNZM), and senior business leader, Rob Campbell, joined Gail Pacheco, Professor of Economics, Director of the NZ Work Research Institute at AUT judging the Innovation Award. This category recognises organisations who have taken an experimental approach to closing their gender pay gap.

Martin King, Owner and Director at South Pacific Pride Ltd, and Dr Keith Macky, Principal Lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology judged the Leadership Award with Claire Walker, Group General Manager of Human Resources at SKYCITY Entertainment Ltd. This award celebrates companies who understand the benefits of workplace gender equality and are leading the way for others to follow.

The Progressive Award recognises organisations who have demonstrated commitment to Equal Pay and continue to make sustained advances and improvements to address the issue.  CEO of the Institute of Directors, Kirsten (KP) Patterson and Susan Lowe, General Manager People & Culture at Coca Cola Amatil, evaluated entries in this category with Jo Copeland, HR Director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals Limited.

The first step towards achieving equal pay is getting started. Co-founder of My Food Bag and previous Telecom CEO, Theresa Gattung (CNZM), judged the On the Journey Award with Air New Zealand’s Chief People Officer, Jodie King, and Strategic Pay’s, Northern Consulting Manager, Michelle Gapes.

Last year the Equal Pay Awards recognised an organisation in the profit-for-purpose or not-for-profit sectors. The Community Award acknowledges that these organisations have unique pay challenges compared to the private sector. This category was judged by Chief Executive of Philanthropy New Zealand, Tony Paine, with RemNet Chairperson, Kathryn Greene, and YWCA Auckland President, Dr Andrea Vujnovich.

The 2018 Champion Award was judged by Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women, Renee Graham, with Dellwyn Stuart of the Auckland Foundation’s Women’s Fund, and ANZLF Indigenous Business Co-Chair, Traci Houpapa.