THE JUDGES

Susan Doughty

Partner, People Advisory Services, EY

Susan Doughty

Susan is a Partner in EY’s People Advisory Services practice. She is responsible for leading the Reward function delivering executive reward and broad based remuneration services across the NZ market. Susan was previously a Director of dsd Consulting Ltd, Remuneration Specialists which was acquired by EY in 2014.
Susan has over 25 years’ experience in senior Human Resources and Reward specialist roles and is recognised as an industry expert in the design of contemporary reward strategies and solutions.

Susan takes an active role in building remuneration as a specialisation in New Zealand, and previously held the position of Executive Manager of the New Zealand Remuneration Network for seven years.

Susan is the President of the Auckland YWCA and is actively involved in diversity initiatives across NZ; including assisting organisations with pay equity reviews. She assisted the YWCA Auckland to develop the inaugural Equal Pay Awards in 2014 and is a sought after speaker and commentator on the issues of equal pay. Susan is proud to be associated with this important issue and campaign.

Monica Briggs

CEO at YWCA Auckland

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Monica trained initially in hospitality management in the UK. She did further post graduate training with a large multiple retailer in the UK and held various supervisory and management roles, before heading to Australia for a year. Upon her return to the UK she successfully gained a full assistantship at Huddersfield University and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Research followed by an MPhil within a management discipline.

Following this she was recruited into a London Local Authority as a Health Promotion Officer. She moved from here to the Heath Authority where she managed various teams and portfolios. A secondment followed into the national health promotion agency for the UK. She was then recruited into a position in New Zealand purchasing public health services for the South Island. She was seconded to manage various national projects while working at the RHA / HFA and MoH.

She also completed an MSc during this time majoring in Health Promotion through the University of East London. Monica then moved to Auckland to head up the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, a complex regional provider with some 300 staff delivering a vast range of health promotion and health protection services across the region. She left to spend more time with her pre-school child and went onto contract and worked at the Heart Foundation managing their Education Setting portfolio.From here she moved to take up the role as CEO of the YWCA Auckland. She has also held governance roles within the NFP sector for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (Deputy Chair) and the Public Health Association of New Zealand (President).

Claire Walker

Group General Manager, Human Resources, SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited

Claire Walker

Claire Walker re-joined SKYCITY Entertainment Group in August 2016 as Group General Manager, Human Resources.  In this role she holds responsibility for leading the development and implementation of best practice human resource strategy.  Previously, Claire was Chief People Officer at Sanford Limited where she established the human resources function and led the sustainability and integrated reporting activities for the organisation.  Prior to this, Claire led the human resources and employee relations function for the SKYCITY Auckland business.  Claire has also held senior HR roles with Carter Holt Harvey and Downer after several years working in the education sector.

Dr Keith Macky

Foundation Associate Professor of Business and Enterprise, Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ)

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Dr Keith Macky currently serves as the foundation Associate Professor of Business and Enterprise at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ), a division of Tai Poutini Polytechnic.  Previous to this, Keith was an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in the School of Business, where he also served as Associate Dean Undergraduate and Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning.  Prior to AUT he taught a wide variety of courses at the University of Auckland and Massey University, including HRM, Organizational Behavior, Work Psychology, the Sociology of Work, and Organization Development.

Keith has also held senior consulting positions in Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and KPMG, as well as managing his own consulting firm.  He was made an Associate Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (AFHRINZ) in 2010 for contributions “to the advancement of knowledge and professional practice in HRM.”  His research interests are eclectic and include: the future of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), high-performance work systems, the impact of managerial practices on work intensification and employee well-being, social liability as the flip side to workplace social capital, whether older workers make better organisational citizens, and whether generational differences at work really exist or are a managerial myth.  He has published five books, over 30 peer reviewed academic research papers, and multiple book chapters.

Wendy Rayner

General Manager Strategy and Brand at Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand.

Wendy Rayner

Wendy Rayner – GM Strategy & Brand

Wendy started her Coca-Cola career in 2012, joining the company as General Manager of Marketing for CCA New Zealand. As a member of the New Zealand Leadership team, she is a passionate advocate for Coca-Cola brands in New Zealand and champions the diversity and equality committee for staff.

She has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and advertising, her previous role was Head of Marketing at NZ Lotteries. Wendy is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development, the NZ Institute of Directors Company Directors course, and holds qualifications in accountancy and marketing. She is on the board for the NZ Marketing Association and is a director for the Health Navigator NZ charitable trust.