Haylee Putaranui

Haylee Putaranui

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Fonterra

Becoming a Mum to Waiaria at 17 provided Haylee with motivation to move through law school and into legal practise before joining Fonterra, where she is currently the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion.  In this role, Haylee is part of a movement to challenge the status quo, inspire through thinking and doing differently through processes and systems with hearts and minds – all equally important ingredients.  Prior to joining Fonterra, Haylee was with Chapman Tripp (Auckland) and other law firms over 12 years practising land, commercial and Māori land issues (post-settlement advice, corporate entities).  Outside of mahi, Haylee has contributed to iwi governance roles and led parts of her iwi settlement with the Crown, a process which showed her from adversity and resilience can always come resolution and hope.  Haylee is continuing to learn te reo Māori, has returned to a childhood love of reading mostly on intersectional feminism and has found her way to growing a small māra (garden) at home, a silver lining of lockdown life.  A favourite whakatauki, quote is ‘taparatia te māhina, he pūrangi he māneanea – let your light shine, let it shine bright’