Raewyn took on the role of trust manager at WEL Energy Trust in August 2014, and has come from a background in a range of management and front-line communications, marketing, relationship building and strategic planning roles in sectors including business, education and tourism. A degree in Management Studies and Japanese from the University of Waikato led to a variety of posts including Japanese speaking tour guide, personnel consultant and later a career in education where she was subject leader for Japanese for at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK for over 10 years and completed a Masters in Education. Upon returning to New Zealand, Raewyn led the operations of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce as CEO, where she worked to positively influence business vitality in the region.
In early 2017 Raewyn completed the Impact Investment Programme at the the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. On return she worked with WEL Energy Trust to build Impact Investment into their Community Investment strategy, building on the existing community loan programme. In addition to direct Impact Investment, building the Impact Investment ecosystem is integral to this strategy, and Raewyn has been a strong supporter of the Impact Investing Network since inception. Raewyn believes Impact Investment has an important role to play alongside traditional philanthropy, and is keen to work with the NAB to promote that.