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 May 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 small business owner.

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

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Fred Tan

Finance Manager 

DDI 09 580 4449

As our Finance Manager, Fred is a  valuable part of our team. He managers 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

Marketing and HR 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.  

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Richard Mortensen

Office Administrator 

DDI 09 525 3023 Ext 218 

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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Robyn Peters

Diversity Awards Consultant 

DDI 09 580 4441

Mobile: 021964446

Robyn is a multi-skilled recruitment & training professional with a strong focus on relationship management who joins us to manage the entry process for the 2014 EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ. Robyn is here to provide you with tailored support and advice to ensure that your application is as simple as possible and will be available to all entrants every step of the way.

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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

Madi provides a research service to the trust which you can access on our website and through our e-newsletters. Madi will gather relevant international research on behalf of the EEO Trust to inform your thinking and practices in diversity management. 

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Fezeela Razafezeela

Diversity Manager

DDI: 09 580 4445

Moblie: 021 506 526


Fezeela has recently joined us.  Prior to this she worked for the Office of Ethnic Affairs and the University of Auckland. She 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.