DIRECTOR, YUNUS SOCIAL BUSINESS CENTRE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

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Biography

Alex is the Interim Director of Yunus Social Business Centre Griffith University. The Centre leads the University’s research, teaching, and engagement in the field of social innovation, entrepreneurship, and enterprise.

Alex also leads a number of other projects supporting innovation and enterprise for social impact, and currently serves on the Boards of B Lab Australia and New Zealand, the New Zealand Advisory Board for Impact Investment, and Pomegranate Kitchen - a social enterprise focused on supporting former refugees.

Previously, Alex was CEO at the Ākina Foundation, New Zealand's primary development organisation for social enterprise. Before that, based in the UK, he 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).

He holds a Master of Development with distinction from Victoria University of Wellington, where he also guest lectures on social enterprise.

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