Louise Emerson

Louise Emerson head and shoulders

Louise Emerson, the Director of Take the Current Ltd, has held senior leadership/CEO roles in the heritage, arts and cultural sector for more than 20 years, ranging from Museums (Natural History Museum, London) and exhibitions (Canterbury Museum, NZ) through to festivals (Cheltenham Festivals; Belfast Literary Festival; City Dance, NI) and the performing arts (Crescent Arts Centre).

Louise works with organisations to create their strategies and help them plan and use their assets in the most effective way. Louise is skilled at working with groups to create and develop ideas, reach consensus on organisational purpose or help focus and prioritise. She speaks at conferences, leads workshops and works with the National Heritage Lottery Fund in supporting organisations with applications and delivery.

Past clients have benefited from her ability to understand the whole organisation, develop turn round and growth strategies and implement significant change. She has a strong record in growing income through commercial activities (retail, catering, licensing, events, touring etc) as well as through patronage, support and membership programmes and capital developments.

Louise is an accredited Coach (senior practitioner level – EMCC) and has a strong interest in people and the power of coaching to create high performing teams and individuals, which goes hand in hand with the transformation of organisations.

Take the Current



Resources by Louise Emerson

Leadership: Be Curious