Louise DochertyI’m Louise. I am Head of Finance & Corporate services here at Unity. This means that I’m responsible for managing Unity’s finances, audit, risk, legal, IT, fundraising and facilities – some of the ‘not so fun’ things but without which we could not provide the services that make a difference, however small, to the people who are at the heart of the charity; our service users and staff.

I love the diversity of the work here (I’ve been in a finance meeting and painting a wall all in one day…) I also love the people and teams at Unity and getting to know those who use our services. I’m a multi tasker; good at tying up loose ends. I’ve been described as ‘Scrooge in a good way’! I’m known for dancing, cleaning (Mrs Mop!) and for being quite a direct speaker, but I’m always happy to help. I wish I could sing as well as I can use Excel.

I have lots of aims for Unity but my main one would be that we are thriving and sustainable into the future, having a positive impact for as many people as we can.
I’m proud of our warm welcome, and I value going home at night knowing we make a difference, however big or small.