Laura Balmond

Project Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Project Manager

Biography

Laura joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2015 following two years as a Management consultant at Deloitte, and completing her Masters in Environmental Engineering. Laura’s first few years at the Foundation saw her work on a co-funded EU project, ResCoM (Resource Conservative Manufacturing) and research and co-author the report ‘Circular Economy in India’.

Now, as Project Manager in the Make Fashion Circular team at the Foundation, Laura coordinates key projects including #WearNext - a collaborative campaign between leading industry players and the City of New York to keep clothing in use, and the Jeans Redesign - a project which sets minimum criteria for jeans to ensure they are made from safe materials, can be kept in use and turned into new jeans once they can no longer be worn