Louise Smalley, group HR director, Whitbread
HR magazine, September 10, 2015
Louise Smalley joined the board of Whitbread in 2012, at the time making the hospitality brand second in terms of number of female board members, with four compared to GlaxoSmithKline’s five.
Louise Smalley joined the Premier Inn to Costa Coffee company in 1995 and has been group HR director since 2007. She has held a variety of HR roles across Whitbread’s businesses, including HR director of David Lloyd Leisure and Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants.
Smalley previously worked as an HR professional in the oil industry with BP and Esso Petroleum. She is also a non executive director with DS Smith.