The Workbrdige Board has announced that, after an extensive recruitment process, it has appointed Jonathan Mosen as its next Chief Executive. He takes up the role on 4 June.

Jonathan is an experienced leader, manager, negotiator and advocate, holding senior management positions in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

Jonathan has most recently led the roll-out of the visual interpreter service Aira to New Zealand and Australia.

Jonathan has lived experience of disability, being totally blind and hearing impaired.

He says he’s excited to get started.

“Workbridge is a much-respected New Zealand taonga. To be given the opportunity to lead it into the next phase of its history is a huge honour. After a long stint on the international stage, it’s great to be back in a totally kiwi role, helping employers tap into one of the most underappreciated pools of talent around,” he said.

“The sense of mana, dignity and inclusion afforded by having a job to go to can’t be overstated. With our focused team, we’re going to build on Workbridge’s impressive legacy and make it happen for even more people”.

“Jonathan’s vision and energy is precisely what we need to ensure we continue our digital transformation and drive towards 100% accessibility”, said Board Chair: David Wright.

Workbridge Council President: Gaye Austin, said, “the council and I look forward to working with Jonathan as we strive to increase employment opportunities for disabled New Zealanders into the future”.