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

Requirements

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

  • Peter Acheson CEO, Peoplebank Australia Limited
  • Jeff Adams, CEO, Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Louise Adams, Chief Executive, Australia & New Zealand, Aurecon
  • Peter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group
  • David Atkin, CEO, Cbus 
  • Ryan Atkins, Director, Board Member Australia and New Zealand, Philips
  • David Attenborough, Managing Director, Tabcorp 
  • Michael Azrak, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, MSD
  • Joe Barr, CEO, John Holland Group Pty Ltd
  • Monica Barone, CEO, City of Sydney
  • Greg Barsby, Managing Director, Qinetiq
  • Todd Battley Chief Executive, AECOM Australia New Zealand
  • Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor, RMIT University
  • Jason Beutel, CEO, Robert Bird Group
  • Andrew Bills, CEO, CS Energy
  • Debby Blakey CEO, HESTA
  • Martin Bowles, National CEO, Calvary Health Care
  • Attila Brungs, University of Technology Sydney
  • Jonathan Callaghan, CEO, Investa Property Group
  • Danny Celoni, CEO, PepsiCo
  • Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan University
  • Scott Charlton, CEO, Transurban
  • Brett Clark, CEO and Managing Director, TAL Group
  • Stephen Conry, CEO, JLL
  • Gabrielle Costigan, CEO, BAE Systems Australia
  • Berkeley Cox, Chief Executive Partner, Australia, King & Wood Mallesons
  • William Cox, Global Chief Executive Officer, Aurecon
  • Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor and President, Australian Catholic University
  • Nick Crennan, Managing Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley
  • Frances Crimmins Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
  • Steven Crutchfield, Vice President and Managing Director, Motorola 
  • Doug Cunningham, VP & Managing Director, Kimberly-Clark Australia
  • Robert Cutler Chief Executive Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Chris Davies CEO, TelstraSuper
  • Corrina Davison, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, American Express
  • Richard Deutsch, CEO, Deloitte Australia
  • Alister Dias, Vice President & Managing Director, VMware
  • Mary Digiglio, Managing Partner, Swaab
  • Michelle Dixon, Partner, Maddocks
  • Craig Drummond, Managing Director and CEO, Medibank
  • Phil Duthie General Manager Australia, GHD Pty Ltd
  • Martin D'Uva, Magaing Director, Pacific Partnerships Pty Ltd
  • Robert Easton, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture Australia and New Zealand
  • Gary Edstein Senior Vice President, DHL Express Australia
  • John Flecker, CEO, Mulitplex
  • Anthony Foley, National Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Brendan Foran, CEO, Greening Australia Ltd
  • Grant Fraser, Managing Director, Sedgman Pty Ltd
  • Damien Frawley, CEO, QIC
  • Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University
  • Paul Gleeson, Managing Director, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
  • Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University
  • Bruce Goodwin, Managing Director, Janssen
  • John Hoffman, CEO, Altis Consulting
  • Richard Howes CEO, Challenger
  • David Hackett, CEO, MLC Life Insurance
  • Andrew Harding, Managing Director and CEO, Aurizon 
  • Neil Harding, CEO, ADCO Constructions
  • David Harrison CEO, Charter Hall
  • Peter Hawkins, Managing Director, Global Vision 
  • Greg Heylen, CEO, BGC Contracting
  • Benita Husband, CEO, pitt&sherry
  • Stuart Irvine, CEO, Lion
  • Professor Ian Jacobs, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales 
  • Paul Jenkins Managing Partner, Ashurst Australia
  • Craig Jetson, Managing Director and CEO, St Barbara
  • Tony Johnson CEO and Regional Managing Partner Oceania, EY
  • Bob Johnston, CEO and Managing Director, GPT Group
  • Scott Kelly, CEO Australia, Real Asset Management (RAM), Brighten Home Loans
  • Sue Kench, Global Managing Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Craig Kennedy, Managing Director, Cuscal
  • Graham Kerr, CEO, South32
  • Annette Kimmitt, CEO and Managing Partner, MinterEllison
  • John Kirkwood, Managing Director and CEO, Seymour Whyte Group
  • Frank Kolimago, Managing Director, Vanguard 
  • Heidi Kunkel, Vice President of Operations, Hilton Hotels of Australia
  • Jan Kwak, Regional Managing Director, Hatch Ptd Ltd
  • Allen Lew, CEO, Optus
  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz CEO and Managing Director, Mirvac
  • John Lydon, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Glen Mace, Managing Director, EIC Activities 
  • Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Queensland
  • Gavin MacLaren, CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Marisa Mastroianni Group CEO, UOW Global Enterprises
  • Amber Matthews, Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper 
  • Steve McCann, CEO and Managing Director, Lendlease
  • Matt Moran, Managing Director, Philips
  • Alison Hernandez, National Director, RiseSmart Australia  
  • Rob Monaci, CEO, Georgiou 
  • Ken Morrison, CEO, Property Council of Australia
  • Rafa Moyano, CEO, Adecco Group
  • David Newman, CEO, Maddocks
  • Nick Nichola, Managing Partner, K&L Gates
  • Pauline Blight-Johnson, CEO and Managing Director, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Pty Ltd
  • Alisia Muscat, Managing Director ANZ, AKQA
  • Natasha Norton, CEO, Accuteque
  • Professor Ian O’Connor Vice Chancellor, Griffith University
  • Chris Stemple, Vice President and General Manager, AbbVie Pty Ltd
  • Cathal O'Rourke, Managing Director, Laing O'Rourke Australia
  • Michael Parker, Chairman and Managing Director of Alcoa of Australia
  • Nick Pesch, CEO, Randstad Australia
  • Andrew Pike, Regional Managing Partner - Asia and Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Denham Pinder, Head of Markets, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Rodrigo Pizarro, Managing Director, L'Oreal Australia
  • Kristen Podagiel, Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson
  • Tim Reed, CEO, MYOB
  • Faith Rees, CEO, SixPivot
  • Cameron McIntyre, Managing Director and CEO, Carsales.com Ltd
  • Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra
  • Phillip Salem, National Managing Partner, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Juan Santamaria, Managing Director, CPB Contractors
  • Luke Sayers CEO, PwC
  • Carol Schwartz, Non-executive Director of Stockland, board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Steve Schofield, Group Head of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Downer EDI
  • Prof. Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University
  • Grant Scott-Hayward, CEO, Gadens - Melbourne
  • Julian Segal, CEO and Managing Director, Caltex Australia
  • Ian Silk Chief Executive, AustralianSuper
  • Tracey Slatter, Managing Director, Barwon Water 
  • Wayne Spanner Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Jason Spears, Magaing Director, UGL Pty Ltd
  • Richard Spurio, Managing Partner, Allens
  • Suzanne Steele, Managing Director - ANZ, Adobe
  • Mark Steinert Managing Director and CEO, Stockland Property Group
  • Deanne Stewart, CEO First State Super
  • Darren Steinberg, CEO, Dexus
  • Christine Stribley, Company Secretary, Ansell
  • Jon Stretch, Managing Director and CEO, ERM Power Ltd
  • Paul Synnott, CEO, My Pathway
  • Ümit Subasi President, Asia Pacific, Arnott’s
  • Guy Templeton President and CEO WSP Australia and New Zealand 
  • Professor Deborah Terry Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University
  • George Theo, Chief Executive Officer, Unitywater
  • Douglas Thompson, Managing Director, Thiess
  • Richard Van Breda, CEO, Stanwell Corporation Limited
  • Andrew Vann, Vice-chancellor, Charles Sturt University 
  • Jacob Varghese, CEO, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • Louis A Vega, President Australia and New Zealand and Vice President, Olympic and Sports Solutions, DOW Chemical Australia
  • Lynn Walker, ITEC Group Australia
  • Chris Ward Managing Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
  • Alison Watts, Chief Executive HOBAN Recruitment 
  • Professor Paul Wellings CBE Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong
  • Gary Wingrove CEO, KPMG
  • Ben Wood, Managing Director, Clicks IT Recruitment
  • Michael Wright, CEO and Managing Director, CIMIC Group
  • David Zilm, VP / Country General Manager, Becton Dickinson
  • James Hartman, CEO, EDL

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
  • FINSIA
  • Job Pair
  • Local Government Professionals Australia NSW
  • Parents@Work and Mums@Work
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • NEEOPA
  • 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