Annah Stretton

Founder & CEO

Annah is the founder of the Annah Stretton fashion label, a successful New Zealand entrepreneur, author of five books and speaker. With a strong online platform and 11 retail stores, her philanthropic efforts provide substantial support to a very wide range of charitable groups and organisations across New Zealand.

In 2013 she set up the Stretton Foundation and from this came her first initiative – RAW (Reclaim Another Woman.) RAW was launched in the Waikato in February 2014, working with incarcerated recidivist offenders, the strength of this work is such that, in September 2015 she was awarded the EY / ASB Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2016 Annah created Kia Puāwai which supports charitable organisations delivering social services within the community with wellness programmes. Kia Puàwai wants to protect the wellness of the people out there doing good. In 2018 the latest initiative The Good Collective is working to connect charities and not-for-profit organisations in the Waikato with professional service providers who are prepared to deliver high-quality work at discounted rates for its members.

For both her business and philanthropic work Annah was selected as one of the ten semi-finalists for 2018 New Zealander of the Year. Annah is currently on the chair of the Waikato women’s refuge and a board member of UNICEF NZ.