Louise joined Richard Newton Consulting in 2020 after a 20-year career in the museum and charity sector.
She worked with Richard as a Project Manager at Rathbone Cymru where Richard was Director, and at the Prince’s Trust Cymru.
At both youth charities, Louise was responsible for building extensive partnerships to develop residential activities in the performing arts and in outdoor activities for Marginalised Young People to develop their “soft skills” which supported their progression into Education, Training, or Employment.
Louise began her career in 1997 as a Project Manager with National Museums Wales working in Individual Giving growing income through Special Events, Donor Schemes, and work with Volunteer Fundraising Committees.
Louise moved to the Natural History Museum and Wildlife Photographer of the Year– the world-renowned wildlife photography competition and exhibition – where she worked with stakeholders including the BG Group, the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.
During her four years, responsible for Operations Management, Louise completed a major process of Change Management, and the sale of the touring exhibition became the most profitable activity for the Museum and extended its brand internationally.
From a Welsh farming background, Louise has an in-depth knowledge of Rural Affairs and Policy. She also has a keen interest in the environment and the impact of climate change on society and the world. This has led her to her current part-time role as a fundraiser with the Black Mountains College (BMC) based in the Brecon Beacons National Park. BMC is a new initiative rooted in climate change and sustainability which will provide Further Education and Higher Education opportunities to address the economic, social, and ecological challenges of the future.
Life Governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show
BA (Hons) Business Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University
Out of Office
Taking advantage of living in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Louise spends a lot of her time walking in the hills with her dogs and exploring the countryside on her Welsh Cob horses. She has two young daughters who are equally pony-mad and share her passion for outdoor living and connecting with nature.
With an actor as her partner and their mutual appreciation for the performing arts, Louise spends a lot of time in the theatre and regularly travels to the major theatres across the UK.