Louise is the President of Warwickshire College Group, a group of colleges that, combined, make up one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK and one which was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work in engineering.
Louise is a member of the Council of the High Sheriffs’ Association of England & Wales and held the office of the High Sheriff of the County of the West Midlands in 2021.
Louise was the Chief Executive of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, a post held from February 2003 to December 2022, and previously a Director of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Louise has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business; a Masters in Business; is a qualified Human Resource practitioner and a qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist. For 5 years until 2014 she served as a volunteer counsellor for hundreds of clients on issues around loss, 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 have welcomed young people into their home, for some ten years, and currently continue to do so with the aim of providing a safe environment, warmth, support and a real commitment to raising young people’s aspirations in life.
Appointed in 2014