Louise McDonald, MBA - Vice Chair

Louise joined the board in December 2015, becoming vice chair in June 2018.

Louise is an Organisation Development & Talent Consultant, which is a role focused on building and developing long-term organisation capabilities. Louise has worked in the OD, Learning & Development sector since the start of 2011 following 11 years working in IT and IT Service Management. Quite a career change, but Louise is passionate about making a difference to other people and helping people develop and so has found a career that is much more aligned to that than IT!

Louise, from Bradford originally, came to university in Manchester in 1996 and never left, although did complete her MBA in 2010 through the University of Bradford’s School of Management. Outside of work Louise plays netball a few times a week, enjoys skiing, following the fortunes of Middlesbrough F.C. and spending time with friends and family.