Louise comes to Ākina from Fonterra, where she worked for the last 11 years, both in New Zealand and in the US. Following four years looking after The Coca-Cola Company, Louise was privileged to lead Fonterra Milk for Schools, New Zealand’s largest Corporate Social Responsibility programme, and KickStart Breakfast, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Sanitarium for the last two years. Her passion for community investment and social impact was ignited, which lead her to join Ākina in February 2016.
Louise brings a wealth of experience in leadership, operational excellence, strategy development, governance and commercial insight. Relationship management is her core strength and will be an important asset for Ākina.
She has been involved in The Springboard Trust since 2015 as a Capacity Partner, supporting the strategic development of principals in our education system. She is a proud Wellingtonian, Mum to Jack and an Arsenal Fan.
Louise is Wellington based.