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A Team of Specialists

Steven Asnicar

Executive Director

Steven Asnicar is the Chief Executive with Diversity Australia and has over 25 years experience in People and Culture and Change Management with a strategy, operations, customer service and safety focus.

Steven is the leading International and National keynote speaker in Diversity, Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias and consults to organisations across public and private sectors nationally and internationally.

Dr Cate Borness


Dr Cate Borness is a highly respected expert in the field of Diversity and Inclusion. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked with numerous organisations to help them create more inclusive environments and improve their diversity practices.

Dr Borness has a PhD in Organisational Psychology and is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Nerida Guerin


Nerida is passionate about promoting diversity and equity, and her work has been recognised with numerous awards and accolades. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer, and has presented at conferences and events around the country.

Nerida is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others, and is dedicated to creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all Australians.

Robert Davey


Rob leads the organisation which specialises in diversity performance, managing change, strategy alignment, leadership, business planning, and people and culture.

Rob has worked with many clients across multiple industries on various people related strategies using a model around self-management, relationship management and working ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business. He has facilitated several hundred workshops on topics including; unconscious bias, interview skills, adult learning, recruitment strategy, business planning and specialises in identifying critical elements to success and project planning change.

Beth O'Leary


With years of experience in the field, Beth has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. She has worked with numerous companies across various industries to help them develop strategies to attract, retain and nurture diverse talent.

Beth is passionate about creating a workplace culture that celebrates differences and values each individual's unique perspective.

Jerome Tairi


Jerome is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Diversity Australia's programs and initiatives. He is also actively involved in building relationships with key stakeholders and partners to ensure that the organisation's work is aligned with industry best practices and standards.

Jerome believes that embracing diversity is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense.

Kate Lorenz


With over 15 years of experience in the field, Kate has been instrumental in driving positive change in the workplace and promoting diversity in all aspects of business.

Her expertise lies in developing and implementing diversity strategies that foster an inclusive and equitable workplace culture.

Andrew Watt


Andrew has been involved in facilitation and creating content and instructional guidance for training across legal, compliance, and administrative areas throughout his time with Diversity Australia.

He has been key in the development of materials in response to client needs, presenting it as the final framework converted for the online project audience for content, testing, and style.

Fernanda Afonso


Fernanda is passionate about creating a workplace culture that values and celebrates differences, and she is committed to helping organisations create an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. She is a skilled communicator and collaborator, and she is known for her ability to work with teams to achieve their goals.

She works closely with clients to understand their unique needs and challenges, and she develops customised solutions that are designed to help them achieve their goals.

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