Getting good people, good jobs, in good organisations is what drives Lou Ingram. In keeping with Temple’s philosophy of having a team of seasoned professionals focused on executive search from the industry, Lou brings more than two decades of corporate affairs and communication experience to help clients get the right fit for their team.

She has walked in your shoes. Like many practitioners, Lou learnt her craft in PR agencies before making the move in-house. She has spent most of the last two decades working in major listed corporations, locally and overseas.

Her industry experience covers financial services, technology, telecommunications, consumer and business. She is equally at home with classic PR, employee comms, financial results, or crisis and issues management.

She joins Temple after a six-year stint at Commonwealth Bank initially supporting its technology division before leading the bank’s busy media desk team. Prior to this she spent eight years with Nokia living and working around the world. While she started in Australia, she gained her Asian experience leading Nokia’s north Asian communications activities in Beijing. Eventually moving to Finland as director of communications for Nokia’s mobile phone division focusing on emerging markets in Asia, Africa and South America. Before joining Nokia, Lou worked in public affairs at Optus.

Over the years she has recruited and built many teams. She knows what it is like to be a manager wanting to find the right talent with the right skills and the right attitude.

As a mentor and coach, she has also helped many people grow and develop their careers. It’s the part of the job she loves most.

She has a degree in Mass Communications from Macquarie University and is currently on the advisory committee to the Hausmann School of Public Relations.