Diversity New Zealand Ltd was established in September 2001. Our vision is social improvement where all people freely share and celebrate their identity and self-expression.
We are passionate about leading social improvement that embraces curiosity and inquiry into diversity, complexity and uncertainty – and we'll share that passion and ability with you, too.
We offer our clients a deep and leading understanding of diversity, complexity, uncertainty and social improvement, infused with fun and laughter.
Managing Director Philip Patston and his team work to deepen awareness of diversity in creative, fun, non-threatening ways. Philip was recognised in December 2017 as a top ten diversity consultant by the Global Diversity List, for the third year running.
If you're in a position where you're responsible for diversity, we walk alongside you to help you manage the complexity and uncertainty – as well as showing you that it's ok to get things wrong.
We want to be part of a society where all people freely share and celebrate their identity and self-expression. We'd love to work with you in making our vision a reality.
We work from Philip's home office in beautiful Westmere, Auckland.
Team and partners
We co-work with many other people from diverse communities to add unique perspectives to our work.
Diversity and Leadership Consultant
Philip has over 25 years professional experience in counselling, social work, human rights promotion, creative and social entrepreneurship, as well as leadership. He also had a thirteen-year career as a professional, award-winning comedian (1997-2010)
Erin returned to New Zealand after six years in London (it was only supposed to be one!) and began working at Diversity New Zealand in 2018 as Philip’s EA. Her decision to leave the excitement of London was to pursue a law degree to better enable her to contribute towards a more equitable and compassionate society.
Erin works alongside her studies and brings a curious and challenging perspective to the team. She enjoys a good beer, robust debate and getting to meet new, wonderful people.
Caleb, a retired Greyhound, is the canine member of the team. His duties include getting in the way, whining for no reason and sitting on anything except his own bed.