Ms. Laura Anderson is an International Company Director, Entrepreneur and Global Philanthropist.
Ms. Anderson has worked extensively across governments and industries locally and globally as a senior adviser on global governance, strategy transformation and risk optimization. Her professional speciality is harnessing technological advancements and the power of big data leveraging their effect on economic outcomes, global supply chain optimization, trade, investment and critical infrastructure development.
Ms. Anderson is Chairman of OneGlobalVenture, SVI Global Pty Ltd, G21 Pty Ltd, and the Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Laura is also a Director of several private investment companies. Laura actively supports economic development and innovation through entrepreneurship. She has been an honored Judge recognizing and fueling innovation globally through the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and other future industry development initiatives including Judge of the Global Space Technology Entrepreneur S-Booster Awards and SpaceTide.
Ms. Anderson is a Governor, Board Member and inaugural Chair of the Future Industry initiative of the American Chamber of Commerce. Laura serves on the Board of the Defence Science Institute and has been a long standing, respected principal advisor on strategy, global industry structures, enabling technologies and supply chains to the Australian Defence Force and US National Defence University Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in Washington DC.
Ms. Anderson is Chair of the United Nations UNCTAD Board of Advisors for the Creative Economy Programme. Laura is a global thought leader on the development of the creative economy and its impact on future of industry structures, social cohesion, economic innovation, and digital transformation.
Ms. Anderson was appointed to the Fulbright Commission and her Board contributions have included the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the NBL, the Just Group, Eastern Health, Epworth HealthCare, Chairman of LaunchVic, the CEO Circle, the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and The Good Foundation. She has been honored as an Australia Day Ambassador since 2010 and was honored as an Ambassador of International Women’s Day on its 100th anniversary.
Ms. Anderson is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the National Association of Corporate Directors in Washington DC, and frequently serves as a guest lecturer on Strategy, Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Empowering The Future.
Ms. Anderson was honored as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport for her contributions to industry, is recognized as a Fellow of the Chief of Staff Association, founding President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP/CLM) in Asia Pacific and Chairman of Chartered Institute of Transport.
Ms. Anderson has worked extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. She has received many awards for her contributions to industry including transformative technologies, advanced manufacturing, defense, transport, and distribution. She has earned an international reputation for her innovative contributions developing capability and capacity within organizations, industries, governments and communities.
Ms. Anderson is a champion for enabling the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals empowering The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Future Industries and the structuring of Governance Structures to optimize risk, drive synergy and maximize outcomes.
Ms. Anderson is a discerning entrepreneur, embraces family and community, and is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and continually raising the bar.