Co-Founder and COO, gohenry
Louise Hill is co-founder and COO of gohenry – the prepaid pocket money card and app that empowers young people to take part in the digital economy.
Louise co-founded gohenry in 2012 along with two other parents when she realised that her children, now aged 18 and 21, needed to learn how to manage their money in an increasingly digital world. Fast forward seven years and gohenry now has a community of over 800,000 active users in the US & UK who fiercely believe that good money management is a vital life skill.
Prior to gohenry, Louise studied languages at Westminster University in London, and worked as an interpreter before moving into retail. She joined the ‘fast track’ graduate trainee programme at House of Fraser then, once internet shopping began to gain a foothold, she moved into e-commerce. In the past 20 years she has launched e-commerce websites and run contact centres and warehouses for many of the UK’s big-name retailers, including Next Directory, John Lewis, The Innovations Group, Past Times and Debenhams.
Louise now splits her time between gohenry’s headquarters in London and their Lymington office – which is housed in a former sweet shop. She dedicates time to talking to MBA groups at a number of universities around the country and, until recently, was a governor at a local secondary school.