Alex Hannant

In his role at Ākina, Alex aims to accelerate transition to a sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive New Zealand through the development of talent, partnerships, and social enterprise.

Previously based in the UK, Alex was Director of Programmes at LEAD – a global network focused on leadership and sustainable development. He was also Head of Partnerships, and a member of the senior management team, 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.

Alex’s work has evolved to focus on the design and delivery of strategies and initiatives that facilitate cross-sector engagement, enterprise, and social innovation. He is an experienced manager and has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Ultimately, he’s driven by doing things better and fairer.

Alex is based in Wellington.

Listen to Alex’s TedxTeAro speech from December 2012 about why social enterprise is a good idea.