Diversity and Inclusion

What does diversity and inclusion mean at PwC?

Valuing and respecting our differences

We know that having the right people on our team isn't just about delivering a great service to clients, it's also a core part of our community responsibility efforts.

What does diversity and inclusion mean at PwC?

At PwC, we are focused on diversity of thought. This means attracting and encouraging people with a unique voice, so they can challenge the status quo and help clients to make better business decisions. This diversity sits at the centre of our approach to problem solving and innovative thinking.

Across our global network, we recognise that workplaces need to be inclusive of everyone regardless of gender, cultural identity, age, ability, sexual orientation and work style or approach if they want to achieve this diversity of thought.

That is why we are focusing our diversity efforts on gender and ethnicity. We've made a number of key local partnerships, with organisations like Global Women, He for She and Commerce Association Pacific and Māori (CAPM), as well as introducing flexible working arrangements for our staff.

We are also proud of our commitment to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive work place for employees with diverse gender identity and sexual orientation. Every day, our LGBTI+ group (Shine) members shine the light on important issues in society and we work hard to make our culture stronger and to create brighter opportunities that let each and every one of us truly shine. 

Not only do these efforts reflect the incredibly diverse makeup of New Zealand, but they align with our vision of what a professional services firm has to be if it is going to make a positive change to society.

Statement of intent and commitment

As a firm, our sustained success is based on the ability of our people to be at their best. We want our people to be themselves, be bold, share their unique differences and form deep relationships that are rooted in trust. We get the best from our people when they find meaning and purpose in their work and see how their own values and aspirations can be brought to life through what they do at PwC.

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Reporting our gender and ethnicity pay gaps

At PwC New Zealand we are committed to building a workforce that reflects, and is inclusive of, the diverse communities of Aotearoa. This is not only the right thing to do, it’s essential if we’re to deliver on our purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems. As part of this, we report our gender and ethnicity pay gaps.

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Te Māramatanga program

PwC is committed to building our cultural competency as we know this is key to enabling a strong inclusion platform. Starting with Māori, the PwC Manukura Business Team business offer a voluntary internal programme: Te Māramatanga: Building your Te Ao Māori knowledge base. 

What is this programme?
Te Māramatanga is a  practical and experiential programme, running four modules over consecutive weeks, 1-2 hour sessions per module. The aim of this programme is to teach, build and expand ones knowledge base on the Māori worldview. It is a snapshot of cultural values, customs, stories, language, and the Māori Economy. Our goal is to enlighten, support and guide our people with their learning journey. Our facilitators are our very own fantastic Manukura Māori Business Team. 

Contact us

Brendan Catchpole

Chief Operating Officer, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 389 425


Rob Sykes

Inclusion and Diversity, PwC New Zealand

+64 274 116 949


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