Louise is the Director of Finance and Business Development at Havens Hospices. A qualified FCCA, Louise has a degree in accountancy and finance, starting her career as an auditor while completing her professional exams.
After working in London for a large oil company, Louise moved closer to home to take up a position at an Essex brewery as it underwent a huge period of growth. Flexibility and variety led Louise to start consultancy work, working with Essex Business Link as a non-executive board member and later with a private equity firm on behalf of East London Bus Group.
For the last seven years, Louise has supported fast-growth start-up businesses by providing remote finance support.
Louise says, “I am so excited to have joined the team at Havens Hospices. I am really looking forward to working with such committed and enthusiastic people. As well as looking after the finances of the charity, I will also be looking for business development opportunities to protect the future of the hospices against the current economic challenges, so that we can continue to offer the amazing services to the families who need our support.
“It has been a difficult few years for everyone, especially for the care sector. I have a family member receiving care and some of my close friends are local medical professionals, so I have witnessed the challenges they face. This has motivated me to take up this position at Havens Hospices. I would like to use my skills and experience to make a difference in this field.”