Seán Barnes

Seán is the Director of Social Procurement with the Ākina Foundation, NZ’s leading impact development organisation. Seán established and leads Fwd, Ākina’s specialist social procurement programme that provides advisory support in social procurement to the private and public sector Buyers, as well as supporting social enterprises to grow to meet increasing market opportunities. Seán is driven by changing procurement for good and realising the potential of organisations to have a positive influence on society and the environment.