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Troy Roderick

Troy Roderick has been a specialisist in diversity and inclusion for over 30 years, with a passion for creating fair and gender balanced workplaces

Troy Roderick has specialised in diversity and inclusion for over 30 years, and has achieved recognition both nationally and globally for his impactful work in corporate and public sector organisations. He has worked with the Male Champions of Change, in which he advised MCC program directors on gender equality insights and trends, with the aim of enforcing bold initiatives that encourage more gender balance in business.

As Catalyst Australia’s Executive Ambassador, Troy can be seen providing leadership and support to Catalyst supporter companies in Australia, who are committed to creating more inclusive cultures. In the Global Diversity List, supported by ‘The Economist’, he was recognised in the ‘Top 50 diversity professionals in industry’, in both 2015 and 2016. 

For 10 years, Troy led the Telstra’s global Diversity and Inclusion function, which focused on customer, community and HR. He created ‘All Roles Flex’, including innovative initiatives surrounding the issues of flexible working, inclusive leadership, Indigenous employment, gender equality, and how workplaces respond to domestic and family violence.

Through Troy’s work he was able to achieve record levels of female representation in executive management, CEO leadership team and graduate cohorts, and a consistent increases in female recruitment, retention and representation across the organisation. He has had a direct impact in numerous male-dominated businesses, and D&I Index results, which received higher scores than any other element of employee engagement. Troy also initiated a 300% increase in male leaders who took long parental leave, as well as boosting employee engagement of flexible workers at global high-performing levels, and increased employment across all diversity segments such as Indigenous, disability, and LGBT+.

Troy is a dedicated 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. As well as being an active White Ribbon Ambassador, who campaigns to end men’s violence against women in Australia. 

Troy’s expertise is supported by the ‘Champions of Change’ institute worldwide, Investing in Women, Australian HR Institute, Community Business, as well as clients in financial and professional services, insurance, legal, FMCG, higher education, and mining. His clients include, Clients bolttech, Investing in women, Optus, Catalyst, 99Designs (by Vita), Westpac group, Coca-Cola Amatil, GWS Giants, Cricket NSW, AFL ACT/NSW, and more. He has organised various events for organisations such as Diversity Council Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, University of Sydney Business School, and Catalyst.

Troy’s impactful work in Diversity and Inclusion saw him receiving 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 (2014-2017), and 2014 accreditation and 2017 re-accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace for workplace responses to Domestic and Family Violence, just to name a few.

Troy is a highly sought-after spokesperson, panellist and keynote speaker, and has presented to audiences in the United Nations (New York), and at business and government events including CEDA, IORA and ACCI (Australia, Seychelles, Indonesia, Hong Kong).

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