Louise Aitken

CEO, Tumu Whakarae

Louise is the CEO of the Ākina Foundation, New Zealand’s principal intermediary for social enterprise. A strong advocate for social responsibility and impact, Louise leads a talented and passionate team of impact, social enterprise, procurement & investment experts, providing support, capability and thought leadership both across New Zealand and internationally.

Louise joined Ākina in 2016, following a successful corporate career, which included the management of New Zealand’s largest corporate social responsibility programme. Louise sits on the Board of the Impact Enterprise Fund (NZ’s first impact investment fund) and on the National Advisory Board for Impact Investing Network Aotearoa New Zealand.


The Akina Foundation

PO Box 25335, Featherston Street, Wellington, 6146, New Zealand