Louise Croker is a seasoned community and cultural development expert, holding a Bachelor of Arts and over three decades of experience engaging with diverse populations. Hailing from the Illawarra South Coast, she is deeply passionate about preserving and enhancing the region's natural beauty and cultural spaces. For 14 years, Louise served as Kiama Council's Cultural Development Officer, showcasing her dedication to nurturing the growth of creative arts communities and industries in the region.
With a diverse background in both leadership and grassroots roles, Louise has been committed to supporting, nurturing, and inspiring communities through creativity across South West Sydney and the Illawarra. Possessing exceptional skills in networking, building partnerships, team development, project design and management, and community consultation, she is well-prepared to excel in her role as the inaugural Executive Director of South Coast Arts, continuing her commitment to regional cultural development.