Louise is the Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce – a post she has held since February 2003.
Her career has spanned both the private and public sectors including the NHS and retail. She has also undertaken lecturing on Masters in Business Administration and has run her own small business.
In 2007, Louise was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to business, and was appointed High Sheriff of the West Midlands in 2021
Louise has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business; a Masters in Business; is a qualified Human Resource practitioner and a qualified Psychotherapist. For 5 years until 2014 she served as a volunteer counsellor for hundreds of clients on issues around bereavement, grief and trauma.
With a strong commitment to young people she has voluntarily served on School Boards of Governors, College Boards and a University Board.
As an approved Foster Carer, Louise and her family welcome young people into their home with the aim of providing a safe environment, warmth, support and a real commitment to raising their aspirations in life.
Appointed in 2014.