Bell Gully chair wins major diversity and inclusion award

Firm says achievement underpins its “commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive environment”

Bell Gully chair wins major diversity and inclusion award

Bell Gully chair Anna Buchly was awarded the Hunter Campbell Diversity and Inclusion award at the 2020 Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ) Awards.

In a statement, Bell Gully said that Buchly achievement underpins its “commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive environment.”

Haydn Wong, managing partner at Bell Gully, said the firm's “team-first culture is built on the principles of inclusion and diversity, with Anna leading from the front in this area.”

“Anna leads a number of important initiatives internally, including our recently launched Kaiārahi mentoring programme – tailored and targeted to the specific needs of each of our individual lawyers," said Wong. “Having met our goal of 25% female partnership five years early, Anna has led the board to set the next goal of 33% female partners by 2025 with the longer term goal of having a 40:40:20 split across our partnership and our staff.”

Wong said that Buchly has also championed the firm’s broader strategy – including its LGBTQI+, Women at Bell Gully, and Parent Network programmes and the firm’s engagement with TupuToa and iwi to “ensure we are growing to represent the community we live in.”

“Anna's collaborative and inclusive approach means people continue to be at the heart of Bell Gully's success,” said Wong.

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