Louisa Macdonell

Louisa Macdonell is CEO of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), the membership body for community-led enterprising organisations. Louisa is also a member of the Board of Social Investment Scotland (SIS), the responsible finance provider and is an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Edinburgh Business School and mentors a variety of small businesses, particularly those run by women.


Prior to joining DTAS, Louisa was head of economic development at the Scotland Office, delivering Scotland’s first rural regional growth deal, and worked in energy strategy development at Scottish Enterprise.