About Laura

Laura is a partner in McKinsey’s London office. She serves clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries in Europe and North America and is a leader in McKinsey’s Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice in Europe.

Laura has worked extensively on corporate strategy, commercial issues (especially marketing organisations, brand growth and brand strategies), new business building and broad commercial transformations. In one recent project, she worked with the senior leadership team of a large multinational pharmaceutical company to transform its global operating model, with a focus on Europe and the US.

Other recent projects include working with the chairman of the board and executive leadership team of a global biotechnology company to define its corporate vision and strategy, redefining the brand strategy and positioning in major European markets of one of the world’s largest cardiovascular prescription brands and helping a large pharmaceutical player to optimise resource allocation and the business mix across its full portfolio.

In addition to her work with clients, Laura leads McKinsey’s Women’s Initiative in the London office.

Laura has a degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with highest distinction in general scholarship, and a PhD in biological psychology from the University of California at San Diego. For her doctorate she investigated auditory information processing at the neural level in schizophrenia.


University of California at San Diego
PhD, biological psychology

University of California at Berkeley
BA, psychology