Panellist: Joanie Sims

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About Joanie

Joanie Sims, Organisational Development Director, Te Whatu Ora

Joanie is the Organisational Development Director for Te Whatu Ora, with a successful career history across all aspects of business and health leadership, human resources, and organisational development.  Experienced in national strategy, organisational development, culture transformation and change leadership.

Joanie is currently at the forefront of the change transformation across Te Whatu Ora.

A values-based, compassionate leader, who leads teams to create cultures that exemplify a sense of inclusivity and diversity, providing a sense of belonging and inclusion for all kamahi.

Joanie’s passion for diversity and inclusivity stems from a personal drive to create environments where all are able to bring their whole self to work.  Joanie has four children, one of which is neurodiverse, and another is disabled, her hope is for a future where they can bring their whole self to work and feel a sense of belonging in the environments that they work within where they are empowered and supported.