Alex Hannant is Chief Executive at the Ākina Foundation - an independent charity focused on the support and development of social enterprise in New Zealand. Ākina provides a range of services from early-stage capability building through to investment readiness and capital raising. Ākina works with corporate and philanthropic partners, and plays a leading role in the development of New Zealand’s social enterprise and investment sector. Alex is also a Board member of B Lab Australia and New Zealand.
Previously, based in the UK, Alex was Director of Programmes at LEAD - a global network focused on leadership and sustainable development, and also Head of Partnerships at the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) – a global initiative providing technical advice and services on climate change and development to decision makers in developing countries.
In his current role at Ākina , Alex aims to contribute to a sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive New Zealand, and is ultimately driven by doing things better and fairer.