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Zita has set up and headed the HR function for international companies operating in the UK and Europe. She has worked across various sectors including shipping (The Maersk Company), renewable energy (Statkraft) and the Higher Education sector (HEI) as a HR leader and Senior HRM Practitioner. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, a Committee member and Student Engagement Lead (SEL) for the South West London CIPD Branch. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a consultant advising organisations on effective leadership and people management strategies. She is also a Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) coaching clients on achieving personal and professional success.
Zita is the Programme Leader for the MSc Global HRM programme and the Module Leader for both Cross Cultural Management and Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations, modules taught on the BSc Business Management and BSc HRM programmes at the University of Roehampton.
In industry she has led on strategic learning and people management initiatives and has been a member of the Renewables Training Network (RTN), Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and Universities UK (UUK).
Zita is committed to developing conscious, ethical and sustainable business leaders through her teaching. She has taught on a variety of topics relating to Business Strategy, International Human Resources Management, Cross Cultural Management, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Leadership and Change Management. She have successfully proposed, introduced and fully re-designed programmes and modules. This has led to improved learning and satisfaction for both university students and corporate clients. She have also supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and consultancy projects.
Previously she has been a Visiting Lecturer at Kingston Business School and the Claude Littner Business School where she has been the Module Leader for postgraduate modules such as Employment Law and Strategic HRM in a Business Context. She has been the Programme Leader for the MBA programme and taught in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and the Environment (Kingston University) on Organisational Behaviour, Leadership and Change Management.
Attending the Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) training in 2022 has provided her with an awareness of when and how to better support her students as needed, to succeed.
Zita worked with the COO for Reed Learning to tailor the new approved MSc Global HRM (Top Up) programme.
She has previously designed and developed programmes for international corporate clients in oil and gas, banking and finance. Now, she is often called on and enjoys helping others on a pro-bono basis ranging from coaching on career and CV development, employee relations management or connecting networks to enhance opportunities for start ups and SMEs.
Zita is a qualified Open Water (PADI) diver and counts this education as one of the best around in building life skills, resilience, confidence and responsibility for self and others. She continues to enjoy this hobby while travelling and learning more about new cultures and the environment.
Zita is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Insititute of Personnel Development (MCIPD). She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
International Human Resource Management, MSc, Kingston University
Award Date: 15 Jun 2018
Business Economics, BA (Hons), Thames Valley University (now the University of West London)
Award Date: 15 Jun 1995
Committee Member - South West London Branch, CIPD
Chartered Member of the CIPD (MCIPD)
Passion in Leadership - the definitional and theoretical components of Passion. Providing practical tips to motivate others.
Zita Lourdes Louis (Chair)27 Apr 2022
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Other
Sustainability: Sharing Values, Creating Communities - Susanna Wesley Foundation Annual Conference
Zita Lourdes Louis (Participant)30 Jun 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an academic event › Participation in academic conference
CIPD Annual Conference
Zita Lourdes Louis (Participant)9 Nov 2022 → 10 Nov 2022
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Schools engagement
Labour Market Intelligence: Implications for resource planning, engagement and retention
Zita Lourdes Louis (Chair)15 Mar 2022
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Public speaking engagements
Post CIPD Student Conference and Networking Event
Zita Lourdes Louis (Speaker)27 Apr 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audience › Invited talk for an academic audience