Mary Haddock-Staniland MC/Entertainer Profile


Global DEIB Executive & Speaker

There is something extraordinary about Mary. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, panellist and thought leader, Mary Haddock-Staniland has garnered an impressive reputation for championing change and advocating for a more equitable world. As the Senior Vice President of Global Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) and People APAC EMEA at EverCommerce, Mary’s position sees her strategically designing and overseeing culture and inclusion programmes. As well, she’s responsible for the HR Business Partner Operations across APAC and EMEA. Her work certainly underpins the importance of diversity in the corporate world, but it doesn’t end there. An intuitive and flexible speaker, Mary has the gift of being able to match any energy, and engage with any audience. Lauded for her humour, creativity and compassion as often as her corporate prowess, Mary is known (and loved) for her on-the-nose social commentary, and the voice and insights she lends to the queer community as a transwoman. A uniquely compelling all-rounder, Mary can innovate and elevate any panel or event, inviting true engagement and leaving lasting impressions.






Auckland , New Zealand


Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive, Keynote Speaker, MC, Panellist


Fashion, Health & Wellbeing, My cats, Travel, Whanau

Speaking Topics

How to navigate the art of inclusion in the board room, My personal journey in life, The importance of bringing DEIB to life in organisations

Event Highlights

2022Beauty Expo, London – Panelist
2022Beauty Expo, Sydney - Panelist
2022Kapiti Chamber of Commerce - Speaker

Testimonials (7)

Annah Stretton Awards

We invited Mary Haddock-Staniland to MC our event. While we had a good knowledge of Mary's character before the event we were unsure of just how well she would drive our agenda for the awards dinner. Congratulations must go to Mary for her outstanding work as our MC. Professional, aware of our needs, sensitive to the mood of the audience, hilarious yet balanced and sincere when necessary. I can recommend Mary without hesitation.

Tony Hope | GM

Annah Stretton Group