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My Journey - Louisa Clarke - Churchill Group



Name and Rank:

Louisa Clarke

Service Number:



Royal Air Force

Regiment / Trade:

Air Movements

Years Served:

10 (1996-2006)

Deployments / Operations:

Various worldwide – including Falklands, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Germany, America, Africa

Current Role:

Managing Director - Operations, Churchill Group


Having joined the Royal Air Force in 1996, I spent a decade serving on the Air Movements Squadron as a Movements Controller.

Those were extraordinary years, where I was lucky enough to travel the world and work with some incredible people. I was extremely proud to have been awarded the Commander in Chief’s Commendation in 2004, for outstanding professionalism, sterling effort and devotion to duty.

Having decided to ground myself in 2006, I wanted to find an alternative career choice. I was looking for a role with operational challenges, where no two days are the same and something with a focus on people and the environment. Cue facilities management.

Whilst I dabbled in a couple of different FM roles, In March 2011, I joined Churchill Group, a national FM provider. Now in my tenth year with Churchill, I’m extremely proud to have been part of the groups successful journey to date.

Over the last ten years I have been promoted numerous times, working my way up the ladder from Contract Manager, to now more recently Managing Director – Operations.

Alongside the day job, I am an active volunteer on the IWFM Women in Facilities Management committee, acting as an advocate for women in leadership, flying the flag for the armed forces community and supporting mental health awareness.

Louisa was recently appointed to the Veterans Advisory Board and won the award for Business Leader Of The Year – Large Business at the 2022 British Ex-Forces Business Awards.

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