Open Fundraising


Louise Lai

Account Director


After a number of years up North working in the private sector and as a volunteer youth worker, Louise decided to combine both her passions and upped sticks to London.

Her destination was ‘not quite London’, but Barkingside, Essex where she cut her fundraising teeth at Barnardo’s.

After working her way up the ranks, she made the switch to a commercial DM agency. She eventually brought her hybrid of client and agency experience to Open in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since.

If she’s not at her desk, you’ll find her throwing her weight about on the netball court or back up North visiting friends and family.