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SkyCity proud to be finalist at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards

SkyCity’s commitment to diversity has been recognised at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards tonight in the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award category.

Te Roopū Māori o SkyCity, SkyCity’s employee resource group has been the driving force behind the award, with members demonstrating their commitment to advocating for positive outcomes for Māori at SkyCity.          

Chief People and Culture Officer Claire Walker says she’s proud of the work Te Roopū Māori o SkyCity has done in strengthening Te Ao Māori within SkyCity.

“Being a finalist is a testament to the huge amount of work that our kōmiti members provide to SkyCity. From helping SkyCity navigate decisions that require a cultural lens, ensuring we adhere to correct tikanga practises and supporting our rangatahi with development opportunities.”

SkyCity’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Ahearne says, “we wish to thank these talented tāne and wahine on their continued efforts in strengthening whanaungatanga for the betterment of Māori and, creating an authentic sense of belonging at SkyCity.”

During the live broadcast of the Deloitte Awards held today on the NZ Herald website, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award judge Ranjna Patel, co-founder and director of Tamaki Health said that SkyCity’s Te Roopū Māori initiative is another strong step forward in the company’s well-established commitment to be a truly diverse and inclusive organisation. 

“The level of empowerment of the leaders of the Te Roopū Māori initiative is exceptional and this has enabled a huge amount of progress to be achieved in a relatively short period of time.” 

“The success and visibility of the programme has been transformational for all communities within SkyCity’s employee cohort and has provided a model for how they can succeed in building cultural understanding and inclusivity”. 

“The company is now working to ensure there is a sound base for Te Roopū Māori to carry on sustainably for generations of employees to come.”

A special congratulations goes to Alisa Murray, John-Henry Smith, Justene Taua and Adrian Hira who have worked tirelessly in the lead up to this award. A big thank you to both Graeme Stephens, Michael Ahearne, Rob Campbell and the rest of SLT and Board for their continued support, Marama Royal from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the entire Te Roopū Māori o SkyCity on this achievement.


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