Laura has 18 years’ experience gained during her time in both the corporate and charity sectors at organisations including the commercial arm of the BBC, international publishing group, Hachette Livre, The Natural History Museum, Save the Children and Camfed International. She brings a broad range of skills, specialising in new business and prospect pipeline development, strategic partnership building, fundraising from corporations and HNWI, as well as commercial sponsorship and cause marketing.
Laura has built numerous high value, including multi million pound, strategic partnerships, with companies including Unilever, Morrisons, MasterCard, Catlin Group, Kimberly-Clark and Prudential. She has extensive experience of making direct approaches to companies and major individual donors. She led a national cause-related marketing campaign for a youth cancer charity which won an IOF award in 2009.
While leading the Corporate Development Team at The Natural History Museum, she worked with a high profile Board Member to establish the museum’s first Digital Council, counting senior executives from the world’s greatest technology companies as its members. Laura also revised the sponsorship strategy including consulting across the organisation on a due diligence process.