Louise Burke

Managing Director, ODI
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Louise is the Open Data Institute’s Managing Director

Louise is the ODI’s Managing Director and leads the team to deliver on the organisation’s mission and vision. Having joined the ODI in 2012 Louise previously held roles as chief finance officer and chief operating officer. She has expertise in data governance, data literacy, data institutions, data assurance and innovation, as well as a professional background in accountancy and finance. She was named one of the 100 Top Influencers across the UK’s open technology communities in 2021. 

With a career that has involved building many businesses from the ground-up, and expertise in fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and scaling, Louise has commercial acumen along with a commitment to deliver on the ODI’s vision.

As an accountancy professional, she has lectured in the UK and overseas for the ACCA and CIMA and has authored academic books, study systems and business articles. 

Although Louise loves working, she also finds time for the gym, visits to the theatre and spending time with her family. She’s also a school governor and mentors teenagers in her free time.