Photograph of Louise Downe

Louise Downe is Head of Design for the UK government. She leads a community of designers working across government to reform the relationship between the citizen and the state.

With a background in art, linguistics and economics, Louise started her career as a journalist and producer at Tate.

Before joining government she worked at Seren and Engine, looking at the design of large, recently privatised utilities like health, telecommunications, energy and finance.