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ACADEMIC BRANCH: The ageing workforce: issues, challenges and road ahead

About our Presenters

Dr. Jim Arrowsmith (Professor, Massey University);

Jim Arrowsmith has been a Professor in the School of Management, Massey University, since 2008 where he teaches strategic and international HRM. His PhD addressed age discrimination and the management of older workers, and his research interests also include employee engagement, employment regulation, and flexible pay and working time systems. He has published more than fifty articles in leading journals and been awarded over $1m in research funding in NZ and the UK. Jim has also acted as a consultant for employers, trade unions and government agencies, including recent projects for the ILO advising Pacific Island Countries on labour policy. He is co-director of MPOWER – the Massey People, Organisations, Work and Employment Research group.

Diane Turner (Director, Office for Seniors)

Diane Turner has been the Director Office of Seniors since October 2016. Diane and her team are based in the Ministry of Social Development and support the Minister for Seniors to advocate for the issues and interests of older people. Diane’s career has included thirty years working in local government, including five years as CEO of the Whakatāne District Council. She also had five years based in Christchurch in senior roles at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu. Diane has a Bachelor Social Sciences from Waikato University, a Bachelor Town Planning from Auckland University and a Master Business Administration from Massey University. She is also a Justice of the Peace.

Dr. Suzy Morrissey (Director, Retirement Commission)

Dr Suzy Morrissey FCA is the Director of Policy and Research at Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission. Suzy has worked in the public sector since 2012 and was previously a Policy Manager and a Principal Advisor at The Treasury. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Suzy’s early career was spent in global accounting firms, in both Australia and New Zealand. She was made a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2018. Her PhD in Taxation examined policy and gender.

Sarah McCallum (HR Business Partner, Aliaxis)

Sarah McCallum has worked in HR for 10 years across multi industries, Sarah’s current Business Partner role works across four separate business units in a manufacturing and distribution environment. Sarah is passionate about making work better, and is now 12 months into her PhD research, focused on the effect of the combination of positive workplace environment and individual factors that lead to performance as well as an intentional positive employee experience.

Facilitator: Dr. Deepika Jindal (Professional Teaching Fellow, The University of Auckland)

Deepika Jindal (PhD) is a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland Business School and teaches human resource management. Her research interests lie in the areas of job crafting and human resource management practices. She is currently President of the Academic Branch of HRNZ and a committee member of Auckland Branch.

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