Laura Sandys

A Business Entrepreneur and Policy Innovator who uses ideas to build commercial value and shape new thinking.

She is a leading advocate of building a more productive and efficient economy, a promoter of greater demand production policies placing consumers at the heart of markets, and an innovator in food policy.

Laura brings an unique set of thinking, networks and skills harnessing innovation from the commercial, public policy and academic worlds to deliver new solutions to business and organisational problems.

“Incumbent thinking needs to be challenged to deliver new strong business and organisational solutions driven by innovation in products and services.”

Laura Sandys - Challenging Ideas



Business & Policy Areas

Energy | Laura Sandys


  • Electricity Market Reform
  • New Supply Products
  • Demand Side Response
  • Energy Security
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Demand Reduction
  • Renewables
  • Pipeline Policy
Food - Laura Sandys


  • Food Foundation
  • Food Security
  • Food Supply Chains
  • Food Affordability
  • Food Crime
  • ‘Ugly’ Food
Laura Sandys - Resources


  • Resource Security
  • Waste
  • Resource Productivity
  • ReMade in Britain

Current Roles

Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency

Convenor of ReShaping Regulation in Energy

Member of the Advisory Panel on The Cost of Energy Review
The Food Foundation

Chair of The Food Foundation

The first independent think tank examining the food system.

Columnist, Utility Week
Imperial College London - Laura Sandys

Member of Carbon Capture and Storage Advisory Group , Imperial College London

The largest research programme of its kind in the United Kingdom.
POWERful WOMEN - Laura Sandys

Co-Founder of POWERful Women

An organisation promoting women’s roles across the Energy sector.
Laura Sandys King's College London

Visiting Senior Fellow, King’s College London
Laura Sandys, Carbon Tracker

Advisory Group Member, Carbon Tracker

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Challenging Ideas | Laura Sandys