Diversity and Inclusion

“Piper Alderman is a firm where all people are valued and respected, have equal access to opportunities and are provided with a supported platform to fulfil their talents and potential”.

                        Tony Britten Jones, Managing Partner

Piper Alderman advocates for a workplace culture built on the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce, where the backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us to connect and collaborate with each other and to develop strong connections and exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our firm values of Collaboration and Collegiality, Respect for Others, Innovation and Forward Thinking, and Dedication and Commitment, are the foundation of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Our values ensure we:

  • Value diverse people, thinking, experiences and approaches
  • Provide equitable access to resources and opportunities
  • Foster safety and belonging
  • Have support structures for people to be themselves
  • Commit to ongoing listening and sharing of experiences to fully respect the views of all

Our inclusion and diversity strategy at a whole of firm level focuses on driving inclusive behaviours and building commitment by offering leadership, support and tools to ensure all of our workforce is able to bring their whole selves to work. The firm has a Diversity and Inclusion working group chaired by two Partners of the firm’s leadership group, with the full support of the firm’s Strategic Leadership Group. Members of the committee, including our Managing Partner, have volunteered to participate in ongoing review of organisational practices and associated initiatives and events to achieve the best culture possible for all of our workforce.

Our approach to workplace participation and diversity is supported by a strong suite of people systems, processes and policies in relation to equal employment opportunity, bullying and harassment, flexible working, reasonable accommodation for staff with a disability, parenting, eldercare, childcare and other caring responsibilities.

The firm is committed to delivering on its strategy on:

  • Gender diversity
  • Cultural diversity
  • Reconciliation
  • Accessibility
  • LGBTIQ+ inclusion
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Employee engagement

For more information on our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion please contact Emily Mortimer, Director of Human Resources.

Emily Mortimer

Director of Human Resources

+61 8 8205 3483