Lauren was appointed Chief Executive Officer to establish the Consumer Policy Research Centre in May 2017. Lauren has worked in a range of policy roles across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors for over a decade, including Manager of Consumer Policy and Programs at AGL Energy. She has also worked in senior policy roles in the New South Wales Government and as a non-executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Council. 

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Resource Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Taking a strong interest in the people side of markets, she has completed further postgraduate studies in behavioural economics at the London School of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University and the Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lauren is passionate about cross-sectoral collaboration, interdisciplinary research and diversity of thought and experience when tackling complex policy issues.