Michelle Thum

Michelle looks after the people of Ākina, so that we are best set up to thrive and achieve our goals.

Prior to Ākina, Michelle has worked with other organisations at a senior level in the HR space, and is also the owner of a creative entertainment business.

Emerging from a corporate environment, Michelle is deeply passionate about doing business for good, which led her to discover Ākina.

Michelle’s leadership philosophy is that people are much more than just a ‘resource’, and believes that leadership should centre empathy and take a holistic approach in helping people reach their full potential.

Michelle is based in Auckland.