Louise is grounded within Te Ao Māori and by those she works with and for, with her professional background stretching across the Māori, health, disability and community sectors. She has balanced her experiential learning with the Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research, and is currently exploring the potential of evaluative leadership to enable Māori to lead and determine change by Māori. Louise established Hikitia in 2012 and works as part of the Tuakana Teina Evaluation Collective.