Over the seven days of Judging Week, respected professionals from New Zealand will judge entries entered into the Make Difference Count Awards.

More judges to be announced soon.


Carol Brown Headshot

Carol Brown

Carol Brown has solid experience in strategic Human Resource management, including specialist knowledge in Diversity, Talent, Resourcing and Project Management. Working at Executive level to design, implement HR strategic plans, in particular Diversity and Inclusiveness strategy.

She has twenty five plus years experience in consulting to leading global organisations, as well as having held HR Leadership roles in a number of large organisations across the Asia Pacific region (Fonterra, Downer Group, Westpac and Auckland District Health Board).

Her proven leadership skills have a strong focus on outcomes and evidence based decision making.


Jade Tang-Taylor

Jade Tang-Taylor is of Malaysian Chinese heritage, but is now a Kiwi New Zealander who is deeply passionate about Design for Social Impact, and more recently with a focus on Diversity (& Inclusion).  

Professionally, Jade is an Associate of Centre for Social Impact, the Ethnic Diversity Strategy Activator for Foundation North, Deputy Chair of the Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel for Auckland Council and a trustee on Waitakere Ethnic Board. She is also part of Asia NZ Foundation leaders network, Leadership NZ, NZ Asian Leaders and Super Diverse Women.

Personally, Jade is a proud mother of a feisty toddler, a lover of cheese, a community catalyst and overall is a purpose-driven, design-led, creative social entrepreneur. 


Tayo Agunlejika

Tayo is a compassionate leader who demonstrates courage in making the right decisions. He utilises a team approach, keen analysis and insights to drive for improvements. His superior interpersonal skills, experience and Science background underpin his capability to resolve multiple and complex issues, innovate, motivate and inspire others. He is a self-starter who is naturally positive, honest, visionary, inspirational, determined and well-organised.

Tayo also finds purpose in living in NZ through his contribution to migrant communities and currently the National President of New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc. He is a results-oriented professional with a strong track record of performance. He has more than 10 years experience in a wide range of industries, in both the public and private sectors that have been enjoyable and successful.