Laura Turkington

Laura Turkington – Innovation Lead – Vodafone

Laura helps to drive the global innovation agenda across Vodafone supporting a wide range of internal stakeholders and managing an external eco-system of partners ranging from start-ups to academia. Laura has held a number of senior positions in Vodafone; developing Vodafone’s current global sustainable business strategy, and building and implementing a new social investment strategy for both Tanzania and India.

Laura has over 18 years’ experience working across the private, not-for-profit and government sectors in 10 + countries. Previous roles have included managing a diverse commercial portfolio for an entrepreneur, providing consulting to technology start-ups, setting up the Irish Professional’s network in the UK, living on a deserted island doing voluntary work on marine conservation and driving a rickshaw across India for women’s empowerment, engaging the media worldwide.

Over the last couple of years, Laura managed to make it to Everest basecamp, do an ultra-marathon and cycle over 220 miles in 2 days fundraising for refugee children.