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Xavier Black

Social Intrapreneur, The Southern Initiative

Xavier lives for social impact. She has more than 12 years’ experience designing, building, implementing and evaluating social programmes and policies.

Focused on social impact strategy, Xavier is skilled at discerning if a solution is successful and why, and then working through the detail required to create large scale change and transformation at a system level.

Xavier began her career in academia working in policy. She recently joined The Southern Initiative (TSI) from Deloitte New Zealand where she was Manager, Social Impact Practice, consulting to clients working on some of the toughest socio-economic challenges.

As Social Intrapreneur at TSI, Xavier is working in the area of youth connections, focusing on creating high impact innovation in the employment space.

Ngāti Whātua, born and raised in Auckland, Xavier is deeply connected and committed to diverse Auckland and its future.