Quality and consistency through collaboration

Naomi Simmons
Naomi Simmons
t: +61 2 4924 7325+61 2 4924 7325
m: +61 410 415 416+61 410 415 416
o: Newcastle
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Jen Lanahan
Manager DEI & Employee Experience
t: +61 2 9373 3511+61 2 9373 3511
m: +61 423 871 550+61 423 871 550
o: Sydney
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Sparke Helmore, we know that a culture of inclusion benefits everyone.  For our firm, it's about creating a work environment where everyone feels able to contribute positively, where unique abilities and ideas are received and considered, offering different perspectives and ultimately, better results.


2026 Strategy on a page

Our 2026 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy articulates our vision, guiding principles and strategic priorities, which are designed to help us continue to nurture our culture.

DEI strategy on a page

Our commitment starts at the top

Our DEI governance comprises an Advisory Committee that reports to the Board, ensuring that support of our activities is driven from the top and is firmly connected to our firm vision, values and employee value proposition.

DEI Governance

A word from our leaders

Andrew White - National Managing Partner and D&I Advisory Committee Member

The success of Sparke Helmore’s D&I strategy is largely determined by our ability to attract and retain high-calibre people, who connect with our clients.

We have worked strategically and intentionally to embed equality and inclusion into our culture.

Each of us is responsible for ensuring we give life to that culture through our words, actions and choices on a daily basis.



Our WGEA Gender Pay Gap Statement 2024

Click here to see our Statement.

If you are interested in viewing all reported data, across organisations and industries, you can visit the Data Explorer page on WGEA's website.

WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Sparke Helmore has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) since 2018, demonstrating that our efforts to improve outcomes for women and men at the firm are continuing to have an impact.

Find out more about the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation here.