Laura was appointed CEO of Supply Nation in 2015 following a career that has spanned both private and public sectors. Laura has over two decades of experience in stakeholder management, risk mitigation and reputation management and since taking the reins at Supply Nation, Laura has led the organisation through a significant period of growth: doubling the size and national footprint of the organisation, tripling corporate and government membership, and overseeing an explosion in spend with Indigenous businesses of nearly 3,000%.
Laura is a founding director of the Global Supplier Diversity Alliance, and in 2018, Laura was announced as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence. Laura currently holds a number of voluntary positions including a member of Minister Birmingham’s inaugural Ministerial Advisory Council for FTA negotiations, the Australian New Zealand Leadership Forum and roles on the Telstra Indigenous Advisory Committee, and the McKinsey & Company and NRMA’s Reconciliation Action Plan Steering Committees.
In 2019, Laura represented Australia at OECD in Paris for the Indigenous Economic Development Summit and launch of the inaugural report on ‘Linking Indigenous Communities with Economic Development’.
Laura has previously held directorships of Engineering Aid Australia, Supply Nation and Indigenous Business Australia’s Cooee Traveller. Laura was also the former Chairperson of CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.
Laura holds a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Laura proudly identifies with both her Aboriginal and Italian heritage and was born and raised in Canberra.