Louise Higgins joined the Canteen Board of Directors in February 2020.
Louise brings a diverse set of skills & experience having worked across multiple industries during her 20 year career. Louise commenced her Executive career in London with the Global Law Firm Freshfield’s Brushaus Deringer, before moving to the BBC to work across number of operational functions over a 7 year period. In 2007 Louise relocated back to Australia to work with Macquarie Bank, as an Associate Director, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Nova Entertainment in 2010. In this capacity Louise was responsible for the performance of both the Nova & Smooth Radio Networks. In January 2017 Louise was appointed to the role of Chief Financial & Strategy Officer for the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC). After taking an Executive Sabbatical in 2019, Louise was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Technology Division of the ANZ Bank. This role oversees the financial & commercial strategy for over A$2bn worth of expenditure.
Louise also brings a depth of Non-Executive Experience, having been an Executive Director at Qudos Bank as well as being on the boards of Visit Victoria, Commercial Radio Australia, and the Global Public Media Alliance.
Louise’s academic qualifications are a Ba.Bus from the University of Sydney; she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, as well as with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2016 Louise completed the Advanced Management Program with the Kellogg School of Management, at Northwestern University, Chicago, United States.