2018 Summit Auckland

The second Auckland Women in Public Sector Summit was held in Auckland at SkyCity on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

The Auckland Summit was an opportunity to bring women in the public sector together to provide professional development and networking that: 

  • Inspired women for a full career regardless of sector
  • Acknowledged that the Auckland public sector values them
  • Promoted diversity and inclusion across the public sector
  • Connected them to the public sector communities across Auckland



Please note, only presentaions that were given permission to publish are visable below. 

9:00 am - 9:05 am Karakia + Introduction (housekeeping) 
9:05 am - 9:20 am Opening Address

Naomi Ferguson, Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue
9:20 am - 9:50 am Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Kitteridge, Director-General, NZ Security Intelligence Service
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Concurrent Session 1 

Resilience - Huhana Lyndon, Chief Executive, Tumu Whakarae, Ngati Hine Forestry Trust

10:30 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Session 1 

Confidence - Tusha Penny, District Commander Waitemata, New Zealand Police
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Concurrent Session 1 

Influence - Orchid Atimalala, Chair, Auckland Museum Trust Board

View Orchid Atimalala Presentation

11:05 am - 11:35 am

Concurrent Session 2 

Resilience - Captain Maxine Lawes, Acting Deputy Chief of Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy

11:05 am - 11:35 am

Concurrent Session 2 

Confidence - Teresa Tepania-Ashton, Chief Executive, Maori Womens Development Inc

View Teresa Tepania-Ashton Presentation

11:05 am - 11:35 am

Concurrent Session 2

Influence - Brandi Hudson, Chief Executive, Independent Maori Statutory Board

View Brandi Hudson Presentation

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Keynote Speaker

Una Jagose QC, Solicitor General, Crown Law
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Panel Session - Intersectionality

Vanisa Dhiru, President, National Council of Women New Zealand

Josephine Bartley, Councillor, Auckland Council

Shelley Katae, General Manager Strategy and Performance, Tamaki Regeneration

View Vanisa Dhiru Presentation

View Josephine Bartley Presentation

1:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Concurrent Session 3

Resilience - Cheryle Mikaere, Principal Strategy Adviser, Department of Corrections

View Cheryle Mikaere Presentation

View Cheryle Mikaere "Creating a Safe workplace" doc.

1:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Concurrent Session 3

Confidence - Sarah Baddeley, Manager, Consulting, Martin Jenkins

View Sarah Baddeley Presentation

1:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Concurrent Session 3

Influence - Fezeela Raza, Principal Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion, Auckland Council

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Afternoon tea
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Keynote Speaker

Sarah Palmer, Senior Lecturer, Massey University

View Dr Farah Palmer Presentation

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Panel Session: Leadership in Auckland

Stephen Town, Chief Executive, Auckland Council

Meg Poutasi, Chief of Strategy Participation & Improvement, Auckland District Health board

Debbie Power, Chief Executive, State Services Commission

5:00 pm - 5:05 pm Closing Karakia
5:05 pm - 6:05 pm Networking Function


View the PHOTO GALLERY from the Auckland 2018 Summit.

The Summit is organised by the public sector, for the public sector.