CEO, Supply Nation

Laura was appointed CEO of Supply Nation in 2015, having been involved with the organisation since its inception through her work with two founding member companies. Laura joined Supply Nation following four years at Qantas where she led Qantas Group’s Corporate Community Investment Program. With over two decades of experience in stakeholder management, risk mitigation and reputation management, Laura’s career has spanned both private and public sectors.  

Since taking the reins at Supply Nation, Laura has led the organisation through a significant period of growth: doubling the membership base, growing the supplier base by over 300% and increasing the national footprint of the organisation. Laura is currently a member of Telstra’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, and both McKinsey & Company and NRMA’s RAP Steering Committees.  

Laura holds a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; is a graduate of the AICD Company Director’s Course, and holds memberships of the AICD and Women on Boards. Laura has previously held directorships of Engineering Aid Australia, Supply Nation and Indigenous Business Australia’s Cooee Traveller. Laura was also previously a director and the Chairperson of CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.  

In September 2018, Laura was announced as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence. Laura proudly identifies with her Aboriginal and Italian heritage and was born and raised in Canberra.