Laura is Head of Sport Recovery in the Department for Culture Media and Sport, where she has policy responsibility for the economic and environmental sustainability of the sport sector.
She is also leading on the publication of the forthcoming government Sport Strategy. Before joining the team, Laura worked on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games where she led on Sustainability, Youth & Education, Volunteering and Physical Activity & Wellbeing legacy programmes, and published the B2022 Highlights Report. She managed the Dignitary Programme at Games-time, delivering VIP visits to the Games, including at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Laura has also worked on other major events, including the 2021 G7 Summit, and has further experience of operational delivery through her time working on EU Exit. Prior to joining the Civil Service, Laura worked in grassroots and university sport in Yorkshire.