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Louise Reed

Managing Director

Louise Reed is originally from the Lake District in the UK and has lived in The Cayman Islands since 2008.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance and completed executive programs in leadership at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Louise currently oversees the operations for the CML Group of companies. In this capacity, she works closely with the management committee to coordinate and drive the Group’s strategy development and operational effectiveness. Louise also functions as one of the Executive Search experts and advisers for our executive search departments across the professional services industry sectors.

Louise has 20+ years of HR and recruitment experience, starting her career as a Recruiter and Manager in the UK’s fast-paced commercial search and selection industry, later spending eight years managing CML’s Financial Services recruitment. Louise’s successes have allowed her to expand the CML Group with the founding of both Nova Recruitment in 2016 and, most recently, Connect by Nova in 2020, focusing on career development and training for the local community in Cayman.

Louise is passionate about diversity and inclusivity and is committed to supporting the talent development of aspirational individuals. She is a founding member of NPO Gender Equality Cayman and served as Co-Chairperson of the Board for four years. Before this, Louise served six years as a Director for the Board of The Cayman Islands Human Resources professionals.

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