During a diverse 30-year career Louise Evans has worked around Australia and around the world as a journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and media executive. She has worked for Australian Associated Press (five years), The Sydney Morning Herald (eight years) and The Australian (11 years), in Australia, China and the UK. Louise is now a Sydney-based media and communications consultant who works as a director and mentor for Women Sport Australia and as the founding editor for AAP FactCheck.
In 2017 Louise received an Appreciation Award from the South Korean government for her “contribution to Korean War Veteran Affairs and for deepening the relationship between Korea and Australia”.
In July 2018 Louise was invited to Seoul by the South Korean government to speak at official ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of peace on the peninsula. The ceremony also featured a reenactment of Passage to Pusan, played by Korean actors.
In January 2019 Louise created and launched #WISPAA – Women in Sport Photo Action Awards – to showcase the skill, strength and athleticism of Australia’s sportswomen in action. WISPAA proved so successful it was turned into a touring exhibition that travelled around Australia.
In June 2019, Louise’s contribution to the media and sport was recognised with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Read about her OAM award here.
In September 2019, Louise was named in the Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence for her contribution to the arts, culture and sport.