Laura Thornton-Coates

An ambitious and driven Senior Programme & Project Manager with over 18 years experience working on high impact, high profile projects. Goal-oriented and delivery focused in order to meet the business' strategic objectives. Capable of achieving complex and demanding milestones, adapting to changing requirements and priorities from concept to delivery, and delivering to time, cost and quality constraints. An experienced leader of large multidisciplinary teams (up to 130 people) including matrix and virtual teams, and transforming the performance of those teams through coaching and mentoring. Excellent stakeholder management skills across all disciplines enabling effective communication at all levels up to CXO, as well as internal and external customers and suppliers. Able to collect information, analyse data and develop innovative solutions to problems, and has a decisive decision making approach.

What I Do

Project & Programme Management

Over 18 years as a Project and Programme Manager, with APMP and Scrum Master qualifications.

People Leadership

Leading teams of varying sizes, up to 130 people. Both direct management and matrixed teams, physically or virtually located.

Business & Management Skills

Over 20 years in management roles, with a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies to support that experience. Currently studying towards an MBA in Technology Management.

Coaching & Mentoring

20+ years coaching and mentoring others, helping them achieve their ambitions and aspirations.