Louise Marra provides leadership to the Centre's Leadership and Innovation programme, and specialist advice on the development of leadership and social innovation initiatives.
Louise designs and delivers the leadership development programme for Foundation North’s Catalysts for Change grantees and provides strategic advice and executive coaching for clients.
Louise has capabilities in strategy development, social innovation and innovative thinking, general leadership development, executive coaching and mentoring, and creating effective cultures. Louise has many years’ experience working both in and on leadership at senior levels in the not for profit, government and private sectors. She was previously the Executive Director for the Auckland Policy Office (a cross-government initiative), and has also worked as an advisor to the Prime Minister.
She is currently Director of the Leadership New Zealand programme, and a co-director of Spirited Leadership. Louise holds post graduate qualifications in environmental management, public policy and Jungian and transpersonal psychology.