QSO, Chief Executive Officer NFD
Louise Carroll, who is hard of hearing, is an experienced advocate. As CEO of the National Foundation for the Deaf she works across sectors to address the issues and inequities facing the hard of hearing. A skilled negotiator and spokesperson, she advances their cause, whether working with individuals or addressing Members of Parliament.
She also chairs the New Zealand cross-sector Deaf and Hard of Hearing Captioning Working Group, and spearheaded a Human Rights Commission mediation for those seeking ACC compensation for noise-induced hearing loss. Louise has submitted a PhD thesis on the marginalisation of New Zealand prisoners with hearing loss and is the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People's (IFHOH) Board member with Human Rights responsibilities.
In 1996 Louise was awarded the Queen's Service Order for public services to New Zealand.