Louise is CEO of Young Scot, the award-winning youth information and citizenship charity. Young Scot works in partnership with a wide range of public bodies, and has over 518,000 members across Scotland aged 11-26. Louise started her career as a journalist, before moving into the public and third sectors. This included establishing a local volunteer centre, setting up several local “social enterprises” and work to support the development of young volunteers in communities across Scotland.
At Young Scot she had led a programme of strategic development which includes a focus on areas such as smart technology, digital services and coproduction models with young people. Louise is a Vice Chair of the 2020 Climate Leadership Group; a Board member of the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations and the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration (SCRA), and a member of the Institute of Directors Scotland Committee.