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What Our Clients Say

Our approach is based on partnership – with you and your company’s stakeholders and with our experienced associates and thought-leaders.

Our clients range from large blue-chip companies to small-medium firms, public sector departments and agencies, local Councils and start-ups.

Here’s what some of our clients say…



“We have loved partnering with Diversity Partners over the past two years. They’ve helped us create relevant, practical and meaningful content to educate and inspire our people to lead inclusive and high performing teams.”

Jaye Leigh,
Manager Leadership & Learning, AMP

Aveo Group

“The Diversity Partners team was a pleasure to work with and took the time to truly understand our business, team and customers. They helped us shine a light on all the great things we are already doing to promote diversity and belonging at Aveo, and have left us with a clear way forward to continually improve that is grounded in our organisational values.”

David Korman,
Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs


‘Working with Diversity Partners enabled us to get a thorough, independent, best practice perspective of our recruitment approach from a diversity and inclusion lens, including internal policy, data collection, candidate experience, recruitment marketing and more, with practical recommendations we could implement quickly.’

Maggie Partsi,
Diversity and Inclusion Lead Transurban

Victorian Ombudsman

‘Diversity Partners has delivered a fit for purpose and practical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy for the Victorian Ombudsman. They invested in getting to know the organisation, its work and our people, and collaboratively helped create a DEI Plan that builds on our strengths and creates a path towards building an even greater inclusive culture.’

Dr​​​​ Marija Maher,
Chief Operating Officer

Deakin University

Deakin engaged Diversity Partners to help enable the development of our new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for the University. Katie and her team were engaged on a very tight timeline, with a clear deliverable to help us produce a strategy that aligned to our core value of Inclusion, showed meaningful alignment to our other strategic pieces of work and provided a framework for the University to view Diversity and Inclusion through. They were also able to assist us encompass years of work progressing Diversity and Inclusion at Deakin into a document that clearly articulated the way forward for the next 5 years. From the outset they understood our vision, provided strategic advice where appropriate, and worked thoughtfully and quickly to help us produce a holistic, innovative and inclusive strategy. We fully endorse Katie and the Diversity Partners team and will be looking for further opportunities to partner with them on future pieces of work.

Mel Martinelli,
Executive Director Diversity And Inclusion
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Australia Post

‘Many thanks for the wonderful session. It was just what I hoped it would be – educational and practical. It also drove home some really impactful truths. Thank you for being part of the change to improve performance through a deeper understanding of psychological safety.’

Amber Collins,
Chief Marketing Officer

Albury Wodonga Health

“I just wanted to thank you so very much for the work you undertook and the report you provided us; you have captured our current and future states perfectly and provided a clear pathway for us to proceed. We are on an exciting journey and while it might take us a little while to get there, we are definitely committed and looking forward.”

Nissa Villegas,
Organisational Development Business Partner, People And Culture

Anglo American

‘The Met Coal business started its journey with Diversity Partners through the commissioning of a Diversity Diagnostic. This diagnostic assisted in identifying our key diversity challenges and provided the foundation for our current Gender Diversity Action Plan. As part of the delivery of this action plan, Diversity Partners worked closely with our Executive Leadership Team through the delivery of Inclusive Leadership sessions and the facilitation of our Diversity Council. The involvement of Diversity Partners on our journey has felt like a partnership with  shared goal – they are always interested, committed and enthusiastic about our D&I activities and their experience and expertise is highly regarded by our Executive team.’

Rebecca Capper,
(Formerly) HR Specialist (Diversity)

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

‘Working with Katie and her team at Diversity Partners has been a real pleasure. Their professionalism, expertise and passion has contributed significantly to helping us shape our Diversity Strategy, and to ensure it builds on our values and strengths. Diversity Partners facilitated high-impact ‘Unconscious Bias’ workshops for 250 of our leaders. Self-awareness levels for these leaders has been heightened and their confidence to lead their teams with an even more inclusive mindset has increased.’

Paul Pfitzner,
Head Of Organisation Development

CitiPower & Powercor Australia

“Thank you very much for your expertise, guidance and support throughout this work. You did a great job increasing our collective level of awareness and stretching us with our I&D journey whilst also helping us to deliver an outcome that will resonate with our organisation.“

Peter Wilkins,
General Manager People, Culture & Legal
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‘Cover-More engaged Diversity Partners to assist with rolling out Inclusive Behaviours training for our employees. From the initial enquiry, to working collaboratively on workshop content and the logistics of delivering to our global teams, to their engaging facilitation of the workshops, Diversity Partners has been the perfect partner for Cover-More on this project. I can’t thank the team at Diversity Partners enough for their commitment and involvement in this important project for our business.’

Alice Badger,
Senior HR Business Partner

DLA Piper (Australia And New Zealand)

‘Diversity Partners has kept us focused on the key success factors for diversity progress. They have a very thorough, professional and energetic approach to everything they do – whether that’s facilitating our Diversity Council, developing strategic inputs or running ‘Inclusive Leadership’ programs for our partners.’

Kate Weaver,
HR Director

Golder Associates

‘Diversity Partners has provided expert guidance to help us meet our objectives. They’ve worked hard to understand our business and engage leaders along the way on the importance of inclusive leadership. I recommend them to other organisations looking to take the next step on diversity.’

Kristen Richardson,
HR Manager

Lander & Rogers

‘Lander & Rogers has embarked on a collaborative process with Diversity Partners to unpack diversity in its many forms and together we are building engagement, knowledge and capabilities in this area…they have been challenging our thinking and assumptions whilst taking on a ‘diversity journey’.’

Catherine Whitehead,
Director Human Resources


‘Maddocks has made considerable progress in advancing diversity, particularly at partnership levels, and achieving a more flexible work culture. We greatly value the partnership we have with Diversity Partners, which has assisted Maddocks to institute highly effective flexibility programs and unconscious bias education for all of our partners and employees.’

Michelle Dixon,
Chief Executive Officer

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia

‘Through their considered and thoughtful diagnostic process, Diversity Partners has highlighted the strong cultural foundation we have to build on, as well as given us a clear pathway to minimise any identified gaps in advancing our inclusive culture.

Our organisational purpose is strongly linked to serving diverse communities and by enhancing our employees’ sense of belonging and being valued for the difference they bring to work with them every day, will allow us to further enhance patient outcomes. We appreciate the practical recommendations included in our three-year Diversity & Inclusion strategy, as we now have a clear pathway to making change that is meaningful and has impact.’

Paul McPhun,
Executive Director

Melbourne Water

‘Our leaders at Melbourne Water are much better equipped to hold conversations about flexible work arrangements, to address perceived challenges, and to implement effective work practices, as a result of the excellent workshops led by Diversity Partners. Their facilitation approach is practical, tailored, and engaging.’

Linda Heron,
General Manager People & Safety
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‘We’re partnered with Diversity Partners for several years to help guide the development of our diversity and inclusion strategy and build the inclusive leadership capability of our people. Our high potential women leaders have also benefited greatly from participating in Diversity Partners’ Mentoring and Sponsorship program, where leaders were paired with executives over the course of the year. The feedback each year is always so positive. The DP team is knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic – leaders in their field.’

Damian Bowden,
Head of People and Culture, Marketing and Communications

PwC New Zealand

‘Diversity Partners has helped us make a meaningful step-change in how we understand and talk about diversity and inclusion within the firm.’

Leo Foliaki,


‘Diversity Partners has worked in complete partnership with us from day one. They guided us every step of the way through the diagnostic and benchmarking process and delivered a high quality strategy that integrates with our HR and business objectives. Our board members acknowledged the impressive effort of the team at Diversity Partners.’

Paul Landy,
Chief Of People & Transformation

Rio Tinto

‘Since early 2017, Diversity Partners has been Rio Tinto Projects’ preferred I&D advisor. Diversity Partners helped Rio Tinto Projects to explore broader aspects of inclusion specifically in relation to infrastructure design, symbols, metrics and inductions. Their team also provided insightful training to our senior leadership team on inclusion and diversity, with a focus on unconscious bias. As a result of the successful engagement with Rio Tinto Projects, Rio Tinto Legal engaged Diversity Partners to run focus groups with the internal legal team to identify the key I&D challenges for the group.’

Paul Borg,
Chief Counsel, Rio Tinto Projects, Growth & Innovation

Symbion Health

‘Well worth the investment.’

Tim Goldenberg,
Group HR Manager

Telstra Super

‘Diversity Partners undertook thorough research to identify ways Telstra Super could accelerate our diversity and inclusion progress and achieve the associated benefits for our people and members. In the two years since this initial diagnostic, we’ve implemented a range of their recommendations, including the review of key people policies and practices such as recruitment, flexible work, gender pay analysis and unconscious bias training and implemented a number of awareness raising initiatives. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion has resulted in an improved employee experience and an environment that genuinely supports the requirement for our people to flourish at work.

We appreciated the rigour and objectivity of their feedback and recommendations to help set and refresh our course and value our ongoing partnership with the DP team.’

Janet Brown,
Executive General Manager

The Bureau of Meteorology

‘The Bureau of Meteorology has taken great steps forward this year to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, and recently launched our first Gender Equality Plan. We started our journey by engaging Diversity Partners to research challenges and opportunities for us.

‘Their research was extremely thorough, drawing on inputs from hundreds of team members and a range of data points relating to recruitment, retention, flexibility usage, and promotion. From this, we worked with Diversity Partners to develop a comprehensive action plan.

‘This has been an exemplary partnership and we acknowledge the commitment, professionalism and passion of the team who worked closely with us, our ‘friends’ on this journey.’

Dr Sue Barrell,
Chief Scientist And Group Executive, Science And Innovation
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