Meet the team

Louise Gooch

Louise Gooch

Policy Officer

t: 01284 758308
e: Louise.gooch@eelga.gov.uk

Louise has been part of the Strategic Migration Partnership Team for the last 7 years, having joined the East of England LGA after something of a patchwork career. After graduating with an English degree from Manchester she pulled up her northern roots and moved to Norwich to train to be a public sector accountant. This was not a good fit and she soon moved into the private sector, working in Ipswich for a blue-chip insurance company. Volunteering as an English tutor for the Refugee Council opened her eyes to other opportunities, and while her children were young she juggled being an ESOL tutor with being an elected member in Ipswich, before a spell managing volunteers for the Refugee Council and being a paralegal with the Race Equality Council.

When not working, she spends most of her leisure time trying to stay warm on the touchline at Diss and Witnesham where her children play football.

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