Joan Louw trained as a chartered accountant with Deloitte Haskin and Sells in Cape Town. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Directors. She has been living and working in North East England for 16 years.
Joan's wide professional experience includes supporting businesses of all sizes prepare for investment and access appropriate funding to finance their growth.
She has an extensive network of professional associates and close links with regional and national sources of funding.
Joan has a long standing interest in the performing arts and in developing creative and cultural organisations. She currently holds hold a number of voluntary Non Executive board positions with local theatres and dramatic production companies. She is also a GrowthManager working with the Access to Finance strand, of the government backed, GrowthAccelerator service. She is interested in supporting business growth across the North East and in developing creative and cultural organisations.