Otago Daily Times

‘Peo­ple in­clu­sion’ po­si­tion hailed as busi­ness first

- STAFF REPORTER

DUNEDIN­BASED tech com­pany Timely is herald­ing pos­si­bly a New Zealand first — the ap­point­ment of a ‘‘chief peo­ple in­clu­sion of­fi­cer’’.

Timely pro­duces a cloud­based ap­point­ment man­age­ment for busi­nesses in the beauty in­dus­try re­quir­ing schedul­ing of their staff and ser­vices.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive and co­founder Ryan Baker be­lieved the ap­point­ment of Mary Had­dock­Stani­land to be the first role of that na­ture at the ex­ec­u­tive level of any New Zealand or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Ms Had­dock­Stani­land had a man­date to progress the busi­ness case for work­place in­clu­sion, en­sur­ing peo­ple had equal ac­cess to opportunit­ies and re­sources.

‘‘We need to en­sure that both Timely and the 15,000 busi­nesses it serves get to ben­e­fit from in­clu­sive work prac­tices. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s how we’re grow­ing,’’ Mr Baker said.

Timely had cus­tomers through­out the United King­dom, Aus­tralia and New Zealand. It was also a pi­o­neer of remote work­ing with more than 100 staff across those coun­tries.

Ms Had­dock­Stani­land was leav­ing her role as head of mem­ber­ship ser­vices at Di­ver­sity Works New Zealand to take up the role next month.

 ?? PHOTO: SUP­PLIED ?? Trail­blaz­ing . . . Mary Had­dock­Stani­land will join Timely next month as chief peo­ple in­clu­sion of­fi­cer.
PHOTO: SUP­PLIED Trail­blaz­ing . . . Mary Had­dock­Stani­land will join Timely next month as chief peo­ple in­clu­sion of­fi­cer.

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