David Woods

About David Woods
  • Chairman, Impact Enterprise Fund

David is an experienced general manager and Board director with strong track record in change management and organisational re-engineering in both operational and strategic areas of business across a wide variety of cultures and geographies.

David held an executive role as MD of a large social finance/impact investing organisation, supporting financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy in the developing world with a capital base of EUR 1.2bn.

David has extensive governance experience in financial and non-financial Boards; he is a Director of Whai Rawa Fund Ltd, a trustee of The Gift Trust, and Chairman of the Impact Enterprise Fund, in addition to sitting on three overseas microfinance company boards for the Aga Khan Foundation as an independent director. He is used to operating effectively across international networks and within both large and small working environments, and seeks to contribute to delivering successful outcomes for New Zealand businesses both in NZ and overseas.


Scaling Up Social Purpose Organisations

04 Jun 2018

Read session notes here.  Session Description Support for Social Purpose Organisations (SPOs), which includes social enterprises and non-profit organisations, have grown in Asia through the provision of not just financial capital but human and intellectual capitals. We have seen an…Read More

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  • Karthik Varada

    Karthik Varada

    Project Coordinator, Asia Women's Impact Fund, Gender Investement and Innovation Department The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Ijlal Naqvi

    Ijlal Naqvi

    Assistant Professor of Sociology Singapore Management University

  • David Ganz

    David Ganz

    Executive Director RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

  • Xu Yong Guang

    Xu Yong Guang

    Chairman Narada Foundation

  • Blake Candler

    Blake Candler

    Associate Consultant Vera Solutions Private Limited

  • Michael Norton

    Michael Norton

    Co-founder Spring Impact

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