Seán Barnes is the Director of Social Procurement at the Ākina Foundation in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Sean is passionate about realising the potential of business and procurement to deliver positive social and environmental impact. His recent experience includes advisory roles that support businesses (corporate and SME), social enterprises, and government agencies in social procurement, strategy and sustainability. He is a massive SEWF fan, having attended the 2017, 2018 and 2020 (virtual) events and is looking forward to connecting globally in 2021.
Seán holds a PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering and is a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand.