Laura Anderson is an International Company Director, Entrepreneur and Global Philanthropist. Laura has worked extensively across governments and industries locally and globally as a senior adviser on global governance, strategy transformation and risk optimisation. Her professional speciality is harnessing the power of big data and its effect on global supply chains, trade, investment and infrastructure development.
Laura is Chairman of SVI Global Pty Ltd, OneGlobalVenture Pty Ltd, LaunchVic and Chairman of the Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Laura is on the Board of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Epworth HealthCare, the National Basketball League, Defence Science Institute, and is a Director of several private investment companies. Laura is a global thought leader on the development of the creative economy and its impact on the future of industry structures, social cohesion and economic innovation. She is a champion for the global transformation across The Fourth Industrial Revolution and empowering the achievement of the United NationsSustainable Development Goals.
Laura was honoured both as an Ambassador of International Women’s Day on its 100th anniversary and as an Australia Day Ambassador. Laura has supported the development and expansion of the Women Of Influence program throughout schools locally and globally. She was honoured as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport for her contributions to industry and appointed as a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce. Laura is emeritus Chair of the CEO Circle, has recently completed tenure on the Board of the Fulbright Commission and is immediate past Chairman of The Good Foundation (including Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food) and the Melbourne Fashion Festival, one of the largest and most respected consumer fashion festivals in the world.
Laura continues to evolve as a global citizen – embracing health, education and economic development initiatives around the world. She is passionate about empowering the next generation, maximising women’s potential and empowering comprehensive workforce participation. Laura is committed to the global development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and backing the stars of tomorrow who just need the opportunity to shine.