Louise was co-opted to the ACRE board in February 2017. She is an independent Community Buildings Consultant who has worked with the ACRE Network for 37 years. Previously she was Community Buildings Adviser for AirS and consultant for the ACRE Network, writing publications, contributing to consultations and draft legislation, carrying out research and evaluations of Big Lottery Funded projects.
Louise was ACRE's Village Halls Adviser prior to Deborah Clarke, when as Secretary to the National Village Halls Forum she led the successful campaign for 0% VAT on new halls, ran Network training for village hall advisers, contributed to charity legislation, helped establish the Norfolk Association of Village Halls and Norfolk RCC (now Community Action Norfolk), and served as a trustee of CDA Hertfordshire and Acting Director of Dorset Community Action.
Louise's current voluntary roles include Aldingbourne Neighbourhood Plan team, Aldingbourne Village Hall Trust fund and LEADER LAG for Sussex Downs and Coast.