Louise Davidson

Louise Davidson Finance & Strategy Manager

Louise Davidson has spent most of her 30 years in Canberra in a variety of management roles in the not for profit and public sectors including 22 years as the Business Manager for two major secondary colleges, Finance Manager for a not for profit organisation working with disadvantaged youth and as the Building and Security Services Director for the Australian National Library.

At the Australian National Library, Louise was part of a collegiate group of managers from the major national cultural institutions aimed at enhancing the overall cultural experience for Canberrans and visitors to the National Capital.

Louise had management responsibility for the wide range of cultural events conducted by the National Library, ensuring the performance and display areas were safe and fit for purpose.

A significant achievement during Louise’s time at the National Library was Louise’s management of the architectural design and construction of the internationally regarded Treasures and Exhibition Gallery.

As Business Manager of two secondary colleges, Louise had Project Manager responsibility for the architectural design, procurement and construction of major projects totalling over $60m.  Included in these projects was the construction of performing arts facilities at each of the colleges.  These facilities were designed for teaching and public performances across the full range of the performing arts. This experience has left Louise well qualified to ensure that performance spaces meet the needs of the artists as well as providing a comfortable, safe and high quality audience environment.

Louise has enjoyed working with young people through her career.  She obtains immense personal satisfaction from the contributions that she has made to the development of our future leaders in a wide variety of fields.