Inclusion & Diversity

Our commitment to transforming lives extends to all those who work with us. We know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace attracts the best employees, regardless of what their background is.

Diversity and inclusiveness are about recognising, respecting and valuing differences based on all the elements that make each human being unique. It is about creating a culture where different perspectives can be heard for the benefit of our communities.

At John Holland we have six diversity streams to align our strategic initiatives;

  • Indigenous
  • LGBTI
  • Disability
  • Cultural
  • Age
  • Gender

To drive our initiatives, John Holland have proudly established three supporting networks – The Pride Network, The Women’s Network and The Indigenous Inclusion Network. We encourage our people to take part, in order to enhance the inclusiveness of our workplace.

At John Holland we understand the importance of creating a healthy work life balance. We are taking the lead in creating better balance by supporting our people to work flexibly. Flexible working is not necessarily about working less hours – it is about working smarter and maximising performance, output and wellbeing. We offer many different types of flexible work options, anything from purchasing additional leave or different start - and finish times, to working from home, job sharing or extended breaks during the days. It is all dependent on which arrangement suits you, your team and John Holland.

We are proud of the progress we have made in gender diversity. We ensure our people are paid equally in like-for-like roles by regularly monitor salaries for gender creep. Joe Barr, our CEO, is a pay equity ambassador with WGEA. We were the first Australian construction company to implement a paid parental leave scheme for all our people. We are also proud to host a female mentoring program focused on providing women at John Holland with tools to achieve their career development goals and strengthen their networks. On top of this program, we have a business-wide mentoring program to assist all our people in their development.


We proudly support