After graduating from the Queen’s University of Belfast with a MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, double 1st class honours, Laurie joined Howden Sirocco Limited, a Belfast based heavy engineering firm, as a Design Engineer.
He moved into consulting in 1989 when he joined Accenture’s Products Division in London, and has since held senior executive roles with other leading consultancies including EY and Capgemini, where he led their highly successful Supply Chain practice.
Laurie is recognised as an expert in business transformation, operational performance improvement and large-scale programme and change management. He has successfully led and delivered some of the largest, most complex change programmes in the engineering and manufacturing sectors – as well as some of the smallest, high profile and challenging projects. His clients have included many of the world’s leading companies including BAE Systems, Sony, Volvo, British Airways, AgustaWestland, Thales, Kellogg’s and Marshall of Cambridge.