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Home Features Thought Leadership Building diverse executive teams: public service leaders share strategies
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PEOPLEGraeme Head, Robert Setter, Natalie Siegel-Brown
DEPARTMENTSNSW Public Service Commission, Qld Public Service Commission
TAGS Diversity, recruitment, NSW Public Service Commission, gender equity, Qld Public Service Commission, unconscious bias
How do you find the right balance recruiting a diverse executive team within the public sector? Three leaders share their insights on which old models don’t work anymore and why diversity and inclusion are not synonymous.
Finding the right diversity balance within executive teams across Australia’s public sector is a hot topic in all boardrooms and a problem faced by all tiers of government.
As someone who has been recruiting at an executive level for the past 20 years within government, I am regularly asked by clients the following three questions:
To further my education in this area, I put these questions to three leading government executives.
“The key is employ people which reflect the organisation’s customer or client base … ”
One senior position-holder in the Queensland government (who wished not to be named), who has led organisations within the public, the NGO and private sectors says the public sector should look to the private sector when it comes to examples of diverse workforces.
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David Reynolds is the group manager for Davidson Executive and Boards specialising in C-suite appointments, including public sector leadership and government boards.
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