Program speakers


Alex Hannant

Professor of Practice & Co-Director

Alex is Professor of Practice and Co-Director of The Yunus Centre at Griffith University. The Centre leads the University’s work in the field of impact-led innovation. Its purpose is to accelerate transition to a regenerative economy by growing knowledge and capability. Alex also serves as Co-Chair on the Board of B Lab Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Previously, Alex was CEO of the Ākina Foundation – Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary support organisation for impact enterprise. He was also a founder member of Aotearoa New Zealand’s National Advisory Board for Impact Investment. 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).