Laura Winningham

Laura Winningham (OBE) – is a skilled entrepreneur and business development professional. She is founder of Winningham Impact Ventures which provides strategy consulting services to companies with impact deeply embedded in their business models. Laura was co-founder of City Harvest who has built a sustainable way to address two of London’s greatest issues: hunger and waste. Under her direction, City Harvest has become London’s first large-scale, last-mile, food redistribution organisation and has connected food for 60 million meals at no cost to those facing hunger. 
 For her contributions, Laura received an Order of the British Empire from King Charles.
Before City Harvest, Laura was based in both Hong Kong and New York City where she was an investment manager at CRI Media Partners, an equity fund focused on media and telecommunications. Prior to that Laura was head of investments at 2 family offices, with both public and private portfolios under management. Laura began her career in investment banking with an expertise in alternative energy.
Laura has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.

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