Louise is mySociety’s Chief Executive. She started volunteering for mySociety in 2006 and since 2007 has worked in a number of different roles across the organisation, taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2022.

With an academic background in psychology, a PhD in artificial intelligence, and over 20 years of experience in software development in a variety of environments — including startups, academia, biotechnology and Parliament — Louise brings a very hands-on understanding of the challenges faced in every part of the organisation.

In her previous roles at mySociety, she has overseen our developers across four practice areas, and led a range of work including the expansion of our international programme, the development of WhatDoTheyKnow Pro, our Freedom of Information package for journalists, and the creation of our Climate programme.