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Louise Johnston

Louise Johnston

Chief Financial Officer,
United Learning

Louise is a member of the Executive team at the United Learning group which comprises of 14 independent and 72 academy schools in the UK, with annual income of £406m. As CFO, she is responsible for the financial management of the Group, Company secretarial, Governance and Estates management. Louise joined United Learning in June 2014 having previously worked at Travelex, the leading global foreign exchange provider, most recently leading their Shared Service Finance Centre in Peterborough, managing the UK and European finance, operational and facilities teams. Louise qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 training at PwC, managing the audits of both private and public sector clients. Louise is also a governor at her local primary school.

  • Enhancing long term financial planning through robust five-year forecasting
  • Using long term financial modelling to enhance cost controls and support strategic budgeting for capital plans, estate spending and expansion
  • Ensuring in year budgeting and reporting acts in line with 5-year budget forecasts
  • Making the transition to longer term financial planning and harnessing the five-year cycle to drive financial sustainability and development