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Performance criterion 1 - Leadership team representation

Putting our people first - Provide a safe, sustainable and inclusive environment that empowers our people and supports a culture of collaboration and engagement.

Goal - Achieving greater gender diversity in ANSTO’s workforce, with the goal of reaching equal representation of male and female in our workforce by 2030.

2019-2020 Leadership Teams - representation
Male 40 per cent | Female 40 per cent | Discretional 20 per cent

2024-2025 ANSTO Wide - representation
Male 40 per cent | Female 40 per cent | Discretional 20 per cent

Results - ANSTO continues to focus on building diverse leadership teams, and proactively engage with diverse talent pipelines.

Although ANSTO did not achieve its 2019-2020 leadership team representation goal, the Organisation did make significant progress achieving a result of Male 68 per cent | Female 32 per cent representation.

This year, ANSTO took measures to introduce more gender balance into the traditionally male dominated trade environment. While the apprenticeship program has been targeting 50/50 hires for the last few years, this progress was not sufficient to impact the balance in the overall team. Accelerating the pipeline of talent was necessary to create a more robust and equitable working environment, therefore in 2020, ANSTO welcomed a 100 per cent female apprenticeship cohort.

The pilot cohort of the ANSTO My Mentor program launched in 2020, were 100 per cent female, a special measure implemented to strengthen the diversity of the talent pipeline into leadership roles.

Over the course of the recruitment process, ANSTO uses targets to ensure selection panels meet a diverse range of candidates were Male 40 per cent | Female 40 per cent | Discretional 20 per cent prior to making their final appointment. In the 2019-2020 financial year, 45 per cent of all new hires to the Organisation were women. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes – and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team.

See more information under Diversity and inclusion.

Group shot standing on stairs from left to right, Senior Instrument Scientist, Helen Maynard-Casely; Accelerator Scientist, Madhura Manohar; Senior Research Scientist and Industry Engagement Officer, Anna Paradowska; Graduate (Chemist and innovation development), Shakila Fernando; Research Program Manager - Human Health, Katie Sizeland; Scientist, Atun Zawadzki; Head of Research, Suzanne Hollins; Chief Information and Digital Officer, Marianne Morton; Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Director, ANSTO Board, Penny Dobson; Principal Research Scientist, Zhaoming Zhang; Senior Project Engineer, Hayat Chamtie; Senior Principal Research and Neutron Scattering Instrument Scientist, Vanessa Peterson; Lead, Strategic integration, Kristen Patchett; Instrument Scientist, Patricia Gadd and General Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Cassandra Casey.
ANSTO has a diverse range of women working at every level and area of the Organisation. L-R Scientists, Helen Maynard-Casely, Madhura Manohar and Anna Paradowska; Graduate, Shakila Fernando; Scientists Katie Sizeland and Atun Zawadzki; Head of Research, Suzanne Hollins; Chief Information and Digital Officer, Marianne Morton; Deputy Board Chair, Penny Dobson; Scientist, Zhaoming Zhang; Engineer, Hayat Chamtie; Scientist, Vanessa Peterson; Lead, Strategic integration, Kristen Patchett; Scientist, Patricia Gadd and General Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Cassandra Casey. Photo courtesy Careers with STEM/Lauren Tromp