Who am I?

Monika Wakeman –


Risk Advisory

Graduated Attended University in Toronto


“My original plan was to go to Med School! Between 1997 and 2004 I completed a Bachelor of Science, Anatomical Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Science in Public & Occupational Health and MSc Occupational and Environmental Health.”

I didn’t start my career with Deloitte

I didn’t start my career with Deloitte

“Following roles with three other organisations, I joined Deloitte Toronto in the Environment Health & Safety team as a Senior Consultant.”

2012 I went on secondment


“My secondment (to London) included 18 months on the London 2012 Olympics project, looking at terrorism from a risk and health and safety perspective.  I also completed a 6 month period in Abu Dhabi.  All these opportunities were amazing and exposed me to new cultural experiences and the wider Deloitte network.”

2014 Joined Deloitte NZ


Joined Deloitte NZ

Joined the Risk Advisory team in New Zealand as a manager.

“Once we landed in New Zealand I had a coffee with a couple of the Partners and had a job in a week”.

2016 I work flexibly


Became a mum.

“The firm has been really supportive, respecting my need to work different hours to make my life at home work.”

I am a women in Leadership

“I have participated in the Women in Leadership programme and really believe in supporting our people and enhancing our talent.”

2018 Promoted to Director


“My career has continued on its trajectory despite having time off.  Deloitte saw the potential in me and I hustled, working hard for my career.  I was rewarded with my promotion to Director.”

Deloitte has allowed me to be a leader by being open and receptive to my thoughts.