Commissioners and senior leadership

Former Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy

Appointed Race Relations Commissioner in 2013, Dame Susan Devoy has been a vocal advocate for raising New Zealand's annual refugee quota and urging politicians, decision makers and everyday Kiwis to treat people from ethnic minorities with respect, humanity and mana. In 2016 she launched New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism digital campaign, “That’s Us” that engaged with more than half a million people in just over a month. A world squash champion for many years, Dame Susan is a former CEO of Sport Bay of Plenty and board member of many different community organisations and businesses.