Lauren is Chief Operations Officer at Agulhas. She is a senior programme and operational manager with experience in both international development and corporate sectors. She has a background in entrepreneurship having supported the start-up of a successful development research consultancy and most recently a social enterprise specialising in peace building in the Middle East.

Lauren has led teams in highly volatile, fragile states with organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières and has both designed and delivered risk management and security oversight to an international development consultancy. She is a specialist in risk analysis, strategic planning, business development and change management. Prior to joining Agulhas she was Director of Impact at the Fairtrade Foundation.