Louise Alexander

Louise, Finance Associate

“I am inspired by the way Upswing involves people; as artists, audience and participants in arresting work. I first learnt of Upswing during their residency at a care home, enabling elderly residents to experience weightlessness. I’m thrilled to be involved with this dynamic and supportive group – creating financial systems to keep the charity sustainable”.

A Qualified Management Accountant, Louise has worked as a Finance Manager in the arts and charity sector for over 20 years, helping small charities thrive and create great work. She has provided management accounts to enable decision-making for Forma Arts & Media, Daily Life Ltd, Islington People’s Rights, the Power Inquiry, Operation Black Vote and Charter88. As a freelance consultant, she has designed set up systems for online accounting and remote working for Young Roots, Out of Joint, Magic Me and Rushey Green Time Bank. She is a trustee with Lewisham Music and currently works with Drake Music and the New Weather Institute. Based in Forest Hill, Louise enjoys drawing and runs a local portrait group, managing a successful transition online during lock down.