Laura is a communications specialist with 18 years' experience in agencies and in-house. At Cancer Research UK, Laura's led high-profile communications campaigns which have delivered blanket national media coverage across all types of media and helped to build the charity's reputation as a leading health and fundraising organisation. Laura's temporarily stepped into the interim director of communications role and now has responsibility for leading a department of 65 delivering national and regional media coverage, social media and channels like the Cancer Research UK blog. Her absolute passion is building teams who love the work they do, deliver it to an extremely high standard and are really clear in what's expected of them. Laura is a Charity Comms mentor, helping mentees to focus on personal impact. She lives by the sea with her partner and two children.