Louisa is the Head of Tax at Debenhams plc, responsible for developing, implementing and advising on the group’s global tax strategy. She started her career in tax at KPMG, qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Taxation, focusing on M&A and international projects. She moved into industry after 10 years to TUI Travel plc then GlaxoSmithKline plc, where she led the tax team’s support of the global vaccines business and managed tax and transfer pricing issues in the EMEA region. She is passionate about supporting professional women at work to develop and reach their potential. She joined the Women In Tax committee in November 2017 having participated in networking events organised by the group since 2016.