Inclusion and Diversity Leader (APAC)

Saint Leonards, New South Wales, au
Company: GHD
Category: Personal Care and Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-23 19:16:09

Join a global professional services leader. 

Our commitment toward diversity in the workplace is driven by a strong conviction that genuine inclusion will deliver greater productivity, creativity, and diversity from deeper pools of talent and through fairer processes for all. Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve across five continents. Embracing diversity of thought, background and experience helps us develop imaginative and responsive solutions for our clients that create lasting community benefit.

The Inclusion & Diversity Leader (APAC ) is a critical role to execute on our Global I&D strategy. The successful candidate will provide expertise and consultation to the CEOs and Local I&D committees and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to achieve greater inclusion and belonging for all through the retention, engagement, development and promotion of our talent. This person will be the conduit between local and global strategy and will report to the Global I&D Leader (based in Canada).


  • Be a role model and ambassador for inclusive leadership and the I&D strategy
  • Serve as a subject matter authority and key resource for advice, consultation and execution of initiatives related to diversity, inclusiveness, belonging, and equity. 
  • Be a central point of contact for key internal stakeholders regarding I&D across APAC
  • Ensure I&D data is available, accurate, understood and used to improve all aspects of the talent lifecycle.
  • Coordinate and support Global I&D Council reps in any local efforts required
  • Development of the annual budget for related programs and initiatives
  • Serve as diversity liaison for compliance related projects and reports
  • Represent GHD as the subject matter expert on I&D 
  • Identify and team with relevant partners on external strategic sponsorships/partnerships and thought leadership opportunities.

  • About you:

  • Proven expertise in leading successful diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in a fast-paced matrixed global organisation backed by a relevant bachelor’s degree.
  • A consultative and data driven approach with the ability to balance regional and global needs and collaborate with a diverse set of partners
  • Ability to prepare and facilitate senior level discussions related to highly sensitive topics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to influence and display emotional intelligence. 
  • A passion for and experience in improving strategic goals related to inclusion and diversity (eg. recruitment, performance, engagement, retention, development).
  • The ability to deal with crisis management and supporting incidents related to I&D.
  • Able to work flexible hours and virtually, given the geographic scope of role.
  • Confident public speaking/facilitation experience and a strong local network in the area of DE&I highly desirable.

  • Location is flexible – can be in any Australian or New Zealand GHD office with flexible working arrangements available.

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