Meet our CEO, Louise Cooper, who joined Governors for Schools in April 2017.

Career profile: Louise Cooper, CEO – Governors for Schools

CV in brief

  • 2013 – 2017, business development director, The London Early Years Foundation
  • 2011 – 2013, CEO, UnLtd South Africa (voluntary role)
  • 2005 – 2011, operations development manager (various roles), climate change manager , Tesco
  • 2002 – 2005, senior policy adviser, HM Treasury

A day in your life – Tell us about your job, organisation and team.

Governors for Schools is a not for profit organisation which recruits business people to be governors of schools all over England.  Our ambition is that every school in England has excellent governance, and most of my team spend their time matching the skills and experience of our volunteers to the needs of schools.  We also have a business development and marketing team which brings on new corporate partners and helps us deliver campaigns. My role as CEO is to develop and agree our strategy with the trustees, then ensure delivery, which means getting the right people in place and, motivating, supporting and challenging the team to achieve, as well as leading on fundraising and business partnerships. I am also the public face of Governors for Schools.

Read the full article here.