Louisa Macdonell

Louisa Macdonell is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Edinburgh Business School and mentors a variety of small businesses, particularly those run by women and social enterprises. She also sits on the Board of Social Investment Scotland (SIS), the responsible finance provider and is the former CEO of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) the membership organisations for community-;ed businesses. 

Prior to joining DTAS, Louisa was Head of Economic Development at the Scotland Office, delivering Scotland’s first rural, and only cross-border, regional growth deal, and worked in energy strategy development at Scottish Enterprise.