Lauren is a European designer and entrepreneur from Scotland. She lives in London and spends her time as CEO Stride and Founder of UPFRONT.  She speaks on global stages around the world from Sydney to Beijing, and New York to Hong Kong. She teaches at leading educational institutions from INSEEC to the University of Dundee, coaching the next generation of designers and doers. Prior to Stride, Lauren was the Managing Director of NOBL; helping organisations design their culture and ways of working.

Lauren co-founded Snook, an award-winning global design consultancy based in London and Glasgow. Management Today recently named Lauren as one of the UK’s top 35 business women under 35. She was featured in ELLE UK as 30 women under 30 changing the world. Last year she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity.