In 2014, Hong Kong NGO The Women’s Foundation published Louisa Mitchells’ report Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. This was supported by Goldman Sachs Gives and fed into a broader, regional piece of work commissioned by UNESCAP.
In 2013, leading public policy think tank Civic Exchange and NGO The Women’s Foundation published Louisa’s report The Changing Faces of Hong Kong: A Cohort Analysis of Women in the Community, 1991-2011.
In 2012, Civic Exchange published her report, How Hong Kong’s Universities Recruit, Admit and Support Students with Disabilities. She has also written for the South China Morning Post on this topic.
She returned to Hong Kong at the end of 2010 after seven years in London. Whilst in London she was a research director at leading UK think tank Policy Exchange responsible for the family and philanthropy research programmes.
She also completed her Masters of Science in Social Policy Research at the London School of Economics (receiving the Titmuss Prize for outstanding dissertation and contributing to an article published in Children & Society: The International Journal of Childhood and Children’s Services), conducted freelance research on impact investing and and acted as a consultant on a Big Lottery funded environmental project in the Indian Himalayas.
Prior to her plural role in social policy research in London, she wrote for The Financial Times and was the Director of The Whitley Fund for Nature, an international environmental award programme.
Previously she worked in Hong Kong as the first Director of ASrIA, the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia, and in investment banking, with a particular focus on China. She grew up in the UK and read Oriental Studies at Cambridge University.