D&I Meetup: Why flexibility is key to the future of work

What are the global megatrends impacting on the ways we communicate, collaborate and work and how do they affect New Zealand organisations?

We know that our organisations need to become increasing agile to remain relevant but how is that affecting our workplaces and our people?

Join us for insights and practical tips on the future of work and flexibility. Our speakers include Meredith Wilmot (EY, People Advisory Services), Gina Mills (EY, Diversity and Inclusiveness) and John O'Rourke (MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Health, Safety and Wellbeing). Together they'll be taking a look at the impact of increasing globalisation and expectations of today’s workforce.

With change being the only constant, the importance of understanding the drivers of this change, building a trust-based working environment and having a flexible mindset is essential for your organisation to succeed.  

Level 9
2 Takutai Square

7.30am - 9am
Tuesday 31 October 2017

Please RSVP by
Monday 23 October 2017

About the guest speakers:

Meredith Wilmot
Director in EY’s People Advisory Services

Meredith is an experienced people and culture practitioner, leveraging her expertise in tax, law and HR to advise on the people challenges during transformational change, whether it be driven by strategic growth, technology, or restructuring. Meredith has worked in a variety of sectors, including financial services, and the public sector across a number of markets including the UK, EMEA, APAC, Australia and NZ.

Gina Mills
Operations Director in EY’s Asia-Pacific Tax practice

Gina looks after the Global Compliance and Reporting business and also EY’s Tax Innovation program.  Gina also chairs EY New Zealand’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Council, and is a visible role model and champion for D&I initiatives across Asia-Pacific.

John O'Rourke
Health and Safety Consultant, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

John was a key member of the Lion P&C team who introduced the Wellbeing initiative into Lion in 2005. Through this work, Lion developed their Wellbeing Model which identified flexibility as one of the key enablers for people to achieve a sense of Wellbeing.  John sees identifying key ways on ‘How’ to achieve flexibility as one of the key challenges for us all.

Joanna Leng
Project Management Specialist, IBM Talent Management Solutions

Joanna's enthusiasm, attention to detail, and ability to deal with multiple demands ensure that clients get the best experience working with IBM on their employee engagement journey. Her passion is for people and culture - bringing people together, building relationships and helping people collaborate and have fun in the workplace. She is an Auckland Agile Change Champion, a key member in the Great Place to Connect Committee and has recently joined the pilot IBM Reverse Mentoring programme.