Chief Executive

Louise is a longstanding and integral member of the mySociety team who has helped shape the organisation with her practical and strategic skills. 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.