Having trained in tax and accounting with Arthur Andersen, Laura subsequently became Head of Tax for Airtricity, advising on pioneering renewable energy financing transactions in Ireland and abroad and on its ultimate disposal for $1.8billion in 2008.
Laura then returned to KPMG as Director of Tax until 2017 where her engagements included advising on renewable energy and energy efficiency transactions spanning 5 continents.
With over 20 year’s professional experience across practice and industry, Laura is passionate about advancing the green and sustainable finance in Ireland. She does this because the financial sector has a key role to play in tackling our global sustainable development challenges, including our decarbonisation targets in Ireland, and because there are jobs opportunities for Ireland in this high-growth financial services sub-sector.
Recent projects include developing the strategic direction for Finance Green Ireland, Ireland’s national public private green finance initiative that launched in September 2017, and the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Ireland Roadmap launched in June 2018, which she co-authored with the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment.
Laura is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Irish Institute of Tax.