Laura May

Associate Director

Laura May

Laura believes in the power of business to solve social problems. She is committed to working with organisations that deliver positive social and environmental outcomes through shared value strategies, insight lead communications and the power of design.

This passion is a result of Laura’s fourteen years of marketing and communications experience with automotive, FMCG, finance, technology and arts & culture organisations. Her depth of commercial experience has evolved through working with clients in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, China and the United Arab Emirates.

As an Associate Director at Ellis Jones, Laura leads the growth of the agency through strategic marketing and business development. She seeks opportunities, identifies problems and establishes connections, while also directing the agency’s marketing initiatives. Laura has an innate ability to unite and inspire stakeholders from a range of backgrounds and personalities, motivating and empowering people to take action. Laura also possesses unmatched attention to detail and skill in the management of systems and processes.

In a volunteer capacity, Laura is committed to causes for vulnerable and older individuals, as well as the Deaf community. She is fluent in AUSLAN and a member of Expression Australia’s Marketing and Engagement Committee (formally VicDeaf). Laura is also a volunteer to the Council on the Ageing (COTA), for whom she sat on a panel to launch ‘An Agenda for Ageing’ at Parliament House. This was alongside the Minister for Disability & Ageing, Martin Foley, MP, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Kay Patterson, and former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Professor Brian Howe AO.

Laura holds a GradCert in International Development from RMIT, and a BA.Sc from Deakin University.