Introducing Our Speakers for Conference 2023…Maretha Smit

Chief Executive of Diversity Works New Zealand. 

Maretha is the Chief Executive of Diversity Works New Zealand, having taken up this role in 2020. She has a background and qualifications in behavioural and business sciences and has held three transformational Chief Executive roles in South Africa, prior to her immigration to New Zealand about seven years ago. Maretha is also a Trustee of Belong Aotearoa, a specialist settlement agency that focuses on addressing the barriers to successful integration of newcomers in New Zealand. She has a strong commitment to issues of social justice and a deep understanding of the way in which intersectional layers of prejudice have an impact on social and economic outcomes.