Laura Sandys is an innovator who seeks to challenge incumbent thinking in public policy and business in order to increase competition, productivity and creativity. She specialises in the energy, food and resource sectors, focusing on energy markets, food and energy security and resource management. She is a leading advocate of the low carbon economy, promoter of increasing demand reduction policies and active innovator in food systems policies.
In her business career, Laura founded two companies that focused on energy and the environment. Her corporate work has involved her in the Caucasus and South America as well as in many parts of Europe and the United States. In that role, she also served as an advisor to the Georgian Government on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, and her opinion has been frequently sought on issues relating to Russian energy.