Louise Wilson, appointed as a Trustee of Historic Royal Palaces
M. Louise Wilson FRSA
Louise established her career at Accenture and gained her marketing and commercial expertise at Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Co and The Coca Cola Company. Louise founded Signature Sponsorship Ltd, an international marketing and sponsorship company, and following London’s successful bid, was appointed as the Client Services Director for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A member of the Council of the University of Nottingham and a Trustee on the DRET Academy Trust, Louise is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and The College of St George, Windsor Castle; a Board member of The Marketing Group of Great Britain; member of the International Women’s Forum; and an award winning contributor to the European Sponsorship Association. She holds no other public appointments.
Historic Royal Palaces
Established by Royal Charter in 1998, Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House on Whitehall, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. It has a turnover of £72 million, all self-generated, permanent staff of around 740, and 3.5 million on site visitors each year. Historic Royal Palaces’ cause is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
Historic Royal Palaces has delivered major projects for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics: the redevelopment of Kensington Palace (at £13 million, this has been one of the charity's largest projects to date); the re-presentation of the Crown Jewels and the conservation of the White Tower at the Tower of London as well as the opening of the Royal Georgian Kitchens at Kew.
Historic Royal Palaces Trustees are unpaid. More information can be found at www.hrp.org.uk.
The appointment process followed the OCPA Code of Practice. Appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for political activity in the United Kingdom in the past five years (if any declared) to be made public. Miss Wilson has declared that she has stood as a candidate, and has canvassed on behalf of candidates, and has supported all three main parties in these ways during local and national elections.