People Leaders 2020
Powering people through leadership, culture and technology
1 Sep 2020Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland
Meet your Chairs
People & Culture Advisor
Betsy is a passionate HR professional who takes pride in taking care of our people and offering them as much support as possible, whether it’s the opportunity to become the best they can be in their current roles or building an inclusive environment for team members to bring their whole self to work. Betsy and the People & Culture team work closely with Business Leaders to support our team members’ journey at the Trusts, with specific focus on tailored learning & development opportunities including structured induction programmes, leadership development opportunities for aspiring managers and our future leaders to pursue a career in both retail or hospitality.
Workforce Strategy & Analytics Manager, Strategy & Capability, People & Performance
Amy is currently leading Auckland Council’s HR Strategy, Analytics & Workforce Planning functions – including Future of Work; Strategic Workforce Planning & Budgeting; HR reporting, performance insights and analytics – as their Manager Workforce Strategy & Analytics. Amy has extensive experience managing a wide range of critical aspects of business performance for other large companies such as Counties Manukau DHB, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Christchurch Casino. Amy’s role at Auckland Council includes the formulation and progression of both the collective and departmental People Strategies, identifying which levers are critical or influential in the driving of change and increases in performance for both the current and future workforce at Auckland Council. Amy also leads the organisation’s Workforce Planning capability - providing organisational design and operating model support, defining the future workforce and succession planning requirements, leading and facilitating workforce planning and annual budgeting at a strategic and business unit levels.
Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley was, until recently, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Massey University. He is the author or editor of 27 books, the most recent being "Rebooting the Regions" (2016). He is currently writing two books, one on social and demographic change in New Zealand while the other concerns the extreme right in this country. He is a Programme Leader of a research programme on the impacts of immigration and diversity on Aotearoa (MBIE, 2014-2020, $5.5 million). He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2011 and was granted the title of Distinguished Professor by Massey University in 2013. He was awarded the Science and Technology Medal by the Royal Society in 2009, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley in 2010, and since 2013, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany, most recently in 2019. The Auckland War Memorial Museum made him a Fellow in 2015. He is member of the Marsden Fund Council.