Laura Cortes: Laura’s path to Creative Director started in Lisbon, Portugal and has taken her to many places since, including Vancouver; London, England; and Toronto. As CD at UNIT9 Laura directed projects for Google, Samsung and 20th Century Fox. As Head of Digital at Warner Bros. Records (UK), Laura focused on how to drive innovation and led the creative direction for content strategy and campaigns for artists such as Muse, Liam Gallagher and Dua Lipa. Most recently, Laura has developed interactive storytelling projects in AR and Web technologies for clients like Google and IBM on behalf of Nexus Interactive Arts.
Laura’s passion is all forms of creative expression, including dance, art and music. Her own personal project is ReMIND Academy, a community-based learning programme that stimulates critical thinking and creativity in young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Co-founder & Head Chef, Hello Fresh
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd
Senior Adviser Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water and Former Director, BT Wales
Journalist, BBC News
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council