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About Diversityworks Trust

Diversityworks Trust was incorporated in 2005 and disestablished in July 2015. We worked in the realms of leadership, diversity, creativity and social change. with the following exclusively charitable purposes in New Zealand:

  • The advancement of social and community welfare including the support of disabled people and other disenfranchised groups and individuals, together with their families and dependants, and the promotion of their value, inclusion and participation within the community;
  • The establishment of community based projects promoting community development to enhance social and economic participation, with an emphasis on artistic and creative processes;
  • The advancement of culture and heritage, including the promotion and fostering of the New Zealand heritage, and the practice and development of Tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori.

Diversityworks Trust was registered with the NZ Charities Commission (Number CC28433).

Click here to access our Annual Reports.

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DIVERSITY, CREATIVITY, SOCIAL CHANGE

THE KEYS TO A WISER FUTURE

 

Strategic plan 2012-14 (click for text version) 

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Philip Patston

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Philip is recognised in New Zealand and overseas as a social and creative entrepreneur with fifteen years’ experience as a professional, award-winning comedian. His passion is working with people when they want to explore and extend how they think about diversity, creativity and change.

Highlights of Philip’s professional life include speaking at TEDxAuckland in 2012, being a Patron of Rainbow Youth, being one of NZ’s first Social Entrepreneur Fellows, speaking at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford and setting up not-for-profit organisations including Diversityworks Trust, Ripple Trust, Manawanui inCharge and Auckland Disability Law. Philip also co-developed and has co-directed the Be. Leadership programme since 2011.

Learn more about Philip at philippatston.com

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