Chief Executive Officer, Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), UK

Ms Louise Pulford is the Chief Executive Officer of SIX, a social innovation exchange built on mutual value, relationships and knowledge. SIX works globally to facilitate purposeful cross-sector conversations that challenge and inspire people to advance social innovation. She has been responsible for building SIX over the last 6 years. Under her leadership, SIX spun out of the Young Foundation in 2013.

She leads a team of 9 spread across London and Canada to advance social innovation through programmes with foundations, universities, corporates and governments. She is also building SIX's work to advance culture change within organisations.

She is a seasoned speaker on building networks, the value of exchange and social innovation globally, and regularly designs and facilitates social innovation training programmes for governments, foundations and universities around the world. She also publishes articles on networks and social innovation regularly.

She has worked on social innovation with the European Commission since 2010 and sits on the Mayor of Seoul’s Advisory group for social innovation.