The EEO Trust team

Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie BBS

Chief Executive

Tribal Affiliation; Ngati Porou

DDI 09 580 4442

Bev joined the EEO Trust as Chief Executive in mid 2012. Prior to this she worked in economic development with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Ministry of Foreign of Affairs. Mrs Cassidy-Mackenzie has also been a small business owner.

Bev holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree (Marketing & Communications) from Massey University.


Fred Tan

Finance Manager 

DDI 09 580 4449

As our Finance Manager, Fred is a valuable part of our team. He manages all invoicing enquiries, building maintenance, and IT support. 

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Emma Edgar BA Hons

Communications Manager

DDI 09 580 4447

Mobile 021 364 443

Emma is our Communications Manager and is happy to assist you with any communications or media enquiries. She can also provide case studies of businesses that have successfully undertaken specific diversity initiatives in the workplace.

Emma is always looking for ways to share our messages far and wide and is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in profiling the work of the EEO Trust or our member organisations. 

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Heidi Rosser

Diversity Advisor/ Marketing Manager 

Mobile 021 364 442

Heidi is our Marketing Manager and devises our marketing strategy for campaigns, scheduling and planning tactics and channels that we will use with our limited budget and as such is always keen to hear about any innovate ideas to make our money go further. Heidi works part-time and as well as overseeing our marketing strategies is our resident HR expert, with over a decade of HR consulting experience she provides valuable support to our Chief Executive and member organisations.  

Heid Rosser

Fezeela Raza BA Hons MAfezeela

Diversity Manager

DDI: 09 580 4445

Moblie: 021 506 526 

Fezeela has more than 15 years’ experience in the diversity sector in various fields including policy, strategy, research and community development.

Fezeela has a Master of Arts (first class honours) in Psychology from the University of Auckland.

Richard Mortensen

Office Administrator (part-time)

Richard is a valuable part of our team and is responsible for general administration in our office, which includes supporting our extensive Diversity Library, filing, data updates and invoicing. You can reach Richard at the EEO Trust offices on a Tuesday and Thursday. 

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Miria Brown 

Office Administrator  

DDI 09 580 4446

Miria looks after our extensive Diversity Library - the largest in NZ - and will be happy to answer your enquiries around how to get out a book and have it couriered directly to your desk for free. Miria joins us from the Cadetmax programme and was previously an adult education teacher of Te Reo Maori. 


Madi Barnett 

Research Assistant (part-time)

Madi provides a research service to the trust which you can access on our website and through our e-newsletters. Madi gathers relevant local & international research for the EEO Trust to inform your thinking and practices in diversity management. Madi is currently studying Law at the University of Auckland. 

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