Lauren is the Chief Business Officer and General Counsel, and oversees the legal, compliance and operational functions of the Gresham Partners Group.

Prior to joining Gresham, Lauren was a partner in the corporate markets practice of global law firm Baker McKenzie (2015-2019) and has also worked in leading transactional practices at Herbert Smith Freehills (2012-2015) and King & Wood Mallesons (1999-2004). Lauren has extensive investment banking experience, having held the roles of associate general counsel of J.P. Morgan Chase, and Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s equity capital markets team (2004-2012). Throughout her career, Lauren has acted on a wide variety of corporate finance, capital markets and public and private M&A transactions for a broad range of domestic and international clients, including several of Australia’s leading ASX100 companies, global investment banks and leading private equity firms.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I) from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.