Laura Kelly

Director, Shaping Sustainable Markets

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French (basic), Spanish (basic), Swedish (basic)


Senior-level leadership and management experience from government, NGOs and think tanks, delivering programmes and policy change on complex issues including trade and private sector, agriculture and humanitarian emergencies. Expertise in trade and agricultural markets. High-level networks across governments, private sector, international organisations and NGOs.

Before IIED

Most recently led the inclusive and responsible business agenda in the Department for International Development. Promoting and supporting private sector activity in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Current work

Oversight of the Shaping Sustainable Markets research group at IIED. Supporting and developing work on inclusive and green economies, that leave no one behind. Includes workstreams on improving access to energy, resilient marine ecosystems, valuing natural capital, improving food security, artisanal and small-scale mining. The Green Economy Coalition, hosted by IIED, also sits within the group.