Laura is a serial entrepreneur with a background in corporate affairs and marketing communications across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. She has established and successfully sold two businesses one in online retail and the other hospitality.
Most recently she was Head of Corporate Affairs at the Quadram Institute. She was part of the senior management team to establish this new academic food and health research institute and helped to spin-out the technology behind The Smarter Food Company. She was on the Executive Board and represented the Institute on the Board of Trustees.
Prior to this Laura was a board member of Wills Australia, at the time, the third largest company on the Australian Stock Exchange, having worked in Hong Kong with an Asia Pacific remit for Consumer & Regulatory Affairs for a large FMCG multi-national.
Before this role, Laura was a director of a London-based marketing and communications company. Her career brings valuable experience from managing and growing SMEs to having a senior strategic role within a large multinational.
In addition she has been a Non-Executive of a manufacturing and refurbishment company serving the bakery industry based in the North West of the UK.
She has also established a corporate social responsibility vehicle, The Today, Tomorrow Partnership, which sought to engage and educate young people, through schools, to improve the communities they live in.