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Kristy Macfarlane joins Diversity Partners

Diversity Partners is thrilled to announce that Kristy Macfarlane has joined our team to support our clients to achieve diversity and inclusion progress.

Kristy was most recently Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NAB, a role she held for more than five years. During that time, she led NAB’s Diversity agenda, making strong progress with the bank’s commitment for 40-60% female representation at each and every level and achieving the GOLD employer award for the Australian Workplace Equality Index, an LGBTI Inclusion benchmark.  

Based in Brisbane, Kristy will facilitate Inclusive Leadership programs, conduct diversity diagnostics, and support our Queensland and national clients to develop leading-edge inclusion and diversity strategies. 

‘We’re excited our clients will benefit from Kristy’s strategic insights and ability to deliver practical solutions,’ Diversity Partners CEO Dr Katie Spearritt said.

Kristy is on the Advisory Committee with Women in Banking & Finance, and an Alumnus with the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to NAB, Kristy was with Ernst & Young in both Australia and the UK.

‘This is a great opportunity for organisations to work with a very talented D&I leader, backed by the resources and highly-regarded programs and services of our company,’ Spearritt said.

Established in 2009, Diversity Partners has worked with many clients in Queensland, including mining and construction companies, financial services firms, water utilities, and government agencies, to progress their D&I goals. 

 ‘We’re hugely grateful for the tremendous efforts of Leith Mitchell, our first Queensland-based consultant, who has recently been appointed as Director, Diversity, Culture & Engagement with the Queensland Department of Education, ‘ Spearritt said.

Kristy can be contacted at or via our office on 1800 571 999.


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