Louise Driver (South Africa)

CEO, Children's Hospital Trust

Since 2011, Louise has held the position of CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, which fundraises for paediatric healthcare through the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Louise has a Business Science Honours degree in social marketing from UCT and over 20 years of development and corporate experience. She was MD of GreaterCapital, part of the GreaterGood SA group, where she developed and implemented effective corporate social investment strategies for over 60 corporate clients.

Louise researched and wrote the book: How to Help: A Guide to Worthy Causes in Durban, which provides a beneficiary resource for private and corporate funders. In 2012 she won the Regional Businesswoman of the Year Award in the Social Development category and in 2013 won the South African Institute of Fundraising award for Southern Africa Fundraiser of the Year as well as the Resource Alliance 2013 Global Fundraiser of the Year at the IFC in the Netherlands. In 2017 Louise won the SADAC regional and South African CEO Global award for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business & Government.

Louise has spoken at many conferences over her career on topics ranging from effective corporate social investment strategies to successful fundraising strategies and maximizing stakeholder involvement.

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