Our Team

We are a team with deep experience of working with start-up and scale up clients. Between us, we have a wide range of HR expertise, but we share an entrepreneurial outlook, a problem-solving mentality and real commitment to this community.

Emily McPherson

Emily has over two decades of professional Board-level experience, with a broad variety of client work at Deloitte and Coutts across a wide range of diverse industries including clients such as Pfizer, Norwich Union Life and Deutsche Bank with a strong focus on Human Resource Management and Change Management. She is a Director of Ignition HR, an expert HR adviser, and provides Ignition HR clients with virtual HRD services and advice on strategic HR matters. 

Louise Oswald

Louise has spent her 25 year career working for start-ups across a range of industries and overseen rapid team growth combined with multi-million pound fundraises. She fully understands the importance of getting HR processes right and how it is an integral part of any growth plan and vital to securing external investment. Louise will provide Ignition HR clients with administrational support on policies, procedures and processes.