Executive Director Innovation and Policy
Laura is Executive Director at Changing Lives, leading our external affairs, policy, communications and innovation across the organisation. Her role includes developing and implementation of our strategic plan, engaging with the people we support, cross-sector partners and staff.
Laura has over 20 years’ experience in the statutory and voluntary sectors working as a Probation Officer before joining Changing Lives in 2006. Laura has developed particular expertise supporting women with experience of the criminal justice system, sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.
She has experience of policy at a local and national level, multiple peer research projects, lived experience inclusion and system change practices. She has a place on the board of Advisory Board for Female Offenders, Reducing Reoffending for the Third Sector representing larger charities, Millfield House Foundation and 1772 Debtor’s Relief Charity. She is an active member of the Better Way Network as convenor for the North. Her academic background includes Visiting Fellow of University of East Anglia.