Pay Equity Ambassadors

Leading employers recognise that pay equity is essential to superior organisational performance, yet pay gaps persist within Australian workplaces.

To drive change in the community, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency works with a network of chief executive officers, heads of department and directors in the public and private sector committed to pay equity and gender equality.   

Pay Equity Ambassadors help to create change by:

  • Playing a leadership role in their business community and to the broader public
  • Reinforcing their commitment to pay equity within their own organisation
  • Profiling and promoting their approach to pay equity

Please note:

The Pay Equity Ambassador program is currently being reviewed and will be evaluated to ensure it harnesses its maximum potential in the future. We will not be accepting new applications until the review has been completed.


To become a Pay Equity Ambassador, their organisation must have:

  • undertaken a pay gap analysis of its workforce in the last two years,
  • taken action on the results,
  • reported pay equity metrics to the executive and board, and
  • communicated their pay equity initiatives to their employees.

Ambassadors must sign the pay equity pledge and commit themselves to working with the Agency to promote and improve gender equality.  Ambassadors must renew their commitment to pay equity every two years by re-completing the application form and resubmitting it to the Agency. 

Meet our Ambassadors

The following directors, Heads of Department, CEOs, industry groups and membership bodies have signed our Pay Equity Pledge. 

The Pay Equity Pledge

“We recognise gender bias can creep into performance, talent development and pay decisions to create like for like gender pay gaps.

That’s why we analyse and monitor our talent management data, including pay, by gender and take action.

We also set the expectation among people managers that they address gender bias in their decision making.

We do this because we know we can’t attract and retain the best people and improve workplace productivity if there’s any unfairness or perception of unfairness in our workplaces.

We encourage all business leaders to take the first step. “

Equal pay is in your hands.”

Pay Equity Ambassadors

Name  Job title Organisation 
Alisia Muscat Managing Director, ANZ AKQA
Corrina Davison Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand American Express
Louise Adams Chief Executive, Australia & New Zealand Aurecon
Zlatko Skrbis Vice Chancellor Australian Catholic University
Riana Steyn Chief Executive Officer Bartier Perry Lawyers
Steven Flynn General Manager - Australia and New Zealand Baxter Healthcare
James Harman Chief Executive Officer EDL Energy
Mark Pistilli Chief Executive Officer Gadens Sydney and Melbourne Partnership
Dean McIntyre  Executive General Manager Australia GHD Pty Ltd
Andrew Barkla Chief Executive Officer IDP Education Limited
Doug Cunningham VP & Managing Director Kimberly-Clark
Adj Prof Stephen Cornelissen   Group CEO Mercy Health
Chris Davies CEO

Telstra Super

Pay Equity Official Supporters

  • Australian Council of Social Services
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australin Industry Group
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Centre for Leadership for Women
  • Australian Women in Resources Alliance
  • Business Council of Australia
  • Business Professional Women Australia (BPW)
  • CEOs for Gender Equity
  • Chambers of Minerals and Energy WA
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chiefs for Gender Equity (SA)
  • Consult Australia
  • Corporate Diversity Pathways
  • Department of Local Government and Communities WA
  • DFP Recruitment Services
  • Diversity Council of Australia
  • Economic Security 4 Women
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Flex Careers
  • Job Pair
  • Local Government Professionals Australia NSW
  • Parents@Work and Mums@Work
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • PepTalkHer
  • Recruitment and Consulting Services Association
  • SAP Australia
  • Talent Gap
  • The 100% Project
  • Women and Leadership Australia
  • Women in Mining and Resources WA
    Women in Technology
  • Women on Boards
  • WORK180