Louisa was elected Chair of the Trustees in March 2017. Her interest in WW2 military history began as a member of the Dunsfold Society which was formed in 1998. This has involved many visits to the battlefields of France and Belgium and the unveiling of the Memorial to SAS Operation Bulbasket in France in 2010. She has attended the annual Valençay F Section Memorial in May on four occasions and her interest has more recently been enhanced via her association with The Secret WW2 Learning Network.
Louisa joined the Charity in June 2015 as a volunteer researcher and event manager, while also acting as its official photographer, and has attended and been involved with most of its activities ever since. These have included events in Tempsford, Baker Street, Whaddon, Tangmere, Brookwood and Wanborough Manor, and also its extensive Brighton’s Secret Agents programme during November 2016.
Louisa was born in Hitchin, Herts and has lived in Wandsworth for thirty years. She attended Rosemead School, Bedford College of Physical Education and North London Polytechnic.
Career: Teaching/lecturing in Physical Education, Leisure, Tourism and Business Studies and the Management of Recreation/Leisure Centres in several local governments.
Other voluntary work: Member of Wandsworth Common Management Advisory Committee (10 years), Wandsworth Society, Visiting Wards at Springfield Hospital, Team Leader at Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014, member of VIP/Protocol team for World Athletic Championships, London, 2017 and Team Leader, Protocol at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.