Telstra scoops HR award pool

Media Release, 18 May 2012

Telstra has won three awards at the inaugural Australian Human Resources Institute Diversity Awards held in Melbourne yesterday and was the most awarded company of the event.

Telstra was successful against tough competition in the following categories:

  1. The CEO Diversity Champion Award – awarded to David Thodey
  2. Diversity Champion – awarded to Troy Roderick
  3. The Gender Equity Award 

Telstra was represented at the awards by Chief Customer Officer, Gordon Ballantyne, Helen Lea, Executive Director Organisational Development, and Troy Roderick, Manager –Diversity and Inclusion.

“Telstra is committed to a diverse workforce and attracting, retaining, rewarding and supporting a range of talented people across our business is a priority we will continue to foster,” Helen Lea said.

“This commitment is delivering real results at Telstra. We have made important inroads to truly create an inclusive workforce and these awards will give us the momentum to do more and achieve even greater results. 

“Diversity of ideas, gender, background, culture, sexual orientation and age reflects the communities we are a part of and serve, provides balance and generates innovation. It is fundamental to Telstra’s ongoing success and an important part of who we are at Telstra,” Helen said.

“The awards are a testimony to the leadership of David Thodey, Tracey Gavegan and the inspirational work of Troy Roderick as well as all Telstra leaders and employees and customers who embrace diversity,” Helen said.

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