A specialisist in Diversity & Inclusion for over 25 years.
Troy Roderick has specialised in Diversity & Inclusion for around 25 years. In his work with the Male Champions of Change, Troy advises MCC program directors on key insights and trends in gender equality, shaping the agenda for bold initiatives to create more gender balance in business.
As Catalyst Australia’s Executive Ambassador, Troy provides leadership and support to Catalyst supporter companies in Australia committed to more inclusive cultures.
Most recently, Troy served for 10 years leading Telstra’s global Diversity & Inclusion function, with reach into customer, community and HR practice, which included ground-breaking initiatives on flexible working as the creator of “All Roles Flex”, inclusive leadership, gender equality, Indigenous employment, and workplace responses to domestic and family violence.
Troy’s work achieved record levels of female representation in executive management, CEO leadership team and graduate cohorts; consistent increases in female recruitment, retention and representation across the organisation including in male-dominated business units; D&I Index results scoring higher than any other element of employee engagement; a 300% increase in male leaders taking long parental leave; employee engagement of flexible workers at global high-performing norm levels; and increased employment across all diversity segments - Indigenous, disability, LGBT+ and other cultural and linguistic diversity.
He is a member of the global Expert Community of Catalyst’s Research Centre for Corporate Practice, Diversity Councils of the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Troy is also an active White Ribbon Ambassador as part of Australia’s campaign to end men’s violence against women.
In 2015 and 2016, Troy was recognised in the “Top 50 diversity professionals in industry” in the Global Diversity List, supported by “The Economist”. Troy’s impactful work in Diversity and Inclu, the 2011 Australian HR Award for Best Workplace Diversity Strategy • 2012 Australian HR Institute Awards for Gender Equity and HR Champion, WGEA citation as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (2014-17), 2014 accreditation and 2017 re-accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace for workplace responses to Domestic and Family Violence as well as many more.
Troy is a sought-after spokesperson, panellist and keynote speaker, having addressed audiences at the United Nations (New York), business and government events such as CEDA, IORA and ACCI (Australia, Seychelles, Indonesia, Hong Kong), and various events for organisations such as Diversity Council Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, University of Sydney Business School and Catalyst