Louise Hutchings

Group HR Director

Louise oversees all aspects of HR strategy and operations across the SCCI Group.

Experience and Background

After commencing a career in the London insurance market, Louise changed direction, taking on a role as an HR Assistant at Commercial Union.Progressing quickly, Louise soon became HR Business Partner at Aviva Investors.  2009 saw a change of direction and the beginning of her career at the SCCI Group. An initial interim position as HR Consultant, turned into a full-time role, culminating in her promotion to the SCCI’s Group HR Director.

The SCCI Group has seen considerable diversification and growth over the last 10 years with Louise leading the HR team to successfully deliver a number of acquisitions and change programmes. Her key knowledge and experience is in M&A, TUPE, leading change, organisational development, employment law and employee relations. With offices in Harlow, Croydon and Billingshurst, Louise spends time with each of the group’s businesses, develop an understanding of their business strategies – which are then translated into the development and implementation of coordinated people plans.

Something Interesting?

Louise’s primary passion is her family, including a sports-mad daughter and son who are supported unwaveringly at the side of various football, rugby and hockey pitches. Further afield, Louise and her travel-mad, action-packed family can often be found skiing, scuba-diving and extreme mountain biking in various corners of the world (although Louise does not list any of these activities as her strengths!).

Domestically, Louise is a keen chef and a fan of new and adventurous concoctions. A big lover of animals, she dearly loves her two rabbits and plans, one day, to own an alpaca farm.