Louise completed her National Diploma: Engineering Civil from Technikon Natal. She holds a Certificate in Basic Principles of Public Relations from Provox Centre for Public Relations and Communication. Starting her career as a student engineering technician (civil) at Moore Spence Jones in 1994, she went on to work as a technical assistant and design technician for Moore Spence Jones, then later, for Kwezi V3 Engineers (KV3) when Moore Spence Jones was acquired by KV3 in 1999. She left KV3 in August 2004 to take up a position as a Roads Engineer with Amey Infrastructure Services in Edinburgh, Scotland. Louise returned to South Africa as a Director of MCE.

She has considerable technical experience in the areas of civil infrastructure, the design and rehabilitation of roads (major and minor), bulk earthworks, airfields and construction monitoring. Louise has unique experience assisting as an independent review consultant for the Social Housing Regulatory Authority reviewing the project packaging, and monitoring the construction of all aspects of the projects.

She is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (SA) and the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA). Louise will continue her Civil Engineering studies through UNISA with the aim of obtaining her Baccalaureus Technologiae: Civil, Urban Planning.

Louise is founder and a trustee of the Woodlands Primary School Trust (WPST), IT 83/2012/PMB, a public benefit organisation created to raise funds and manage the processes required to refurbish Woodlands Primary School in Pietermaritzburg. www.wpst.co.za

In her spare time, Louise enjoys waterskiing, reading, playing squash or a round of golf. An avid hiker, she has climbed Kilimanjaro and always looks forward to putting her hiking boots on.