Laura is a collaborative executive leader with extensive experience in Project Management, Business Operations and General / Strategic Management across corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
With a proven record of achieving exceptional business results, building high performance teams, creating business strategies, and achieving revenue and growth targets. Laura draws on her skills in executive leadership, coaching and mentoring business operations, strategic planning, financial process improvement and change management to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and establish positive, transparent working relationships.
Laura Cowell was elected to Sutherland Shire Council as a Councillor in E Ward at the end of 2021.
Laura Cowell is eager to ensure comprehensive plans are in place to enable the Sutherland Shire to continue as connected and safe community where residents young and old can maintain active lifestyles.
With a passion for civic service, Laura Cowell enjoys contributing to the community as a volunteer, as well as sport, travelling, reading, spending quality time with family.
2021 Elected Councillor, Sutherland Shire Council - Local Government NSW (present)
Committee member - Shire Strategic Planning, Shire Infrastructure - Shire Services (Deputy Chairperson) - Corporate Governance, Australia Day & Events - Community Grants & Sustainability, Environment & Sustainability (Deputy Chairperson), - Sport & Active Communities (Chairperson) - Lucas Heights Community reference Group - Sutherland Shire Crime Prevention Community Safety Precinct.
Vice President, Sutherland Shire Football Association (present) 2 Years’ Service to date
General Board member, Sutherland Shire Football Association (elected VP) 6 years’ Service
MPIO Trainer, Office of Sports (present) • Awarded 2022 Woman of the Year Miranda
Director, Fibrous Dysplasia/McCune Albright Syndrome Australia Ltd. (current
Laura Cowell volunteer:
Menai Hawks FC as the team Manager, Member Protection Information Officer & Mini Hawks Coordinator.
Minerva School (special education) for the P&C as a fundraiser.
Cafe Y as Marketing Support, where she developed there marketing plan to secure funding.
Loftus Cricket Club - Registrar, Fundraiser & General volunteer
Sutherland Shire Football Association as an EC member with the portfolios of Women's, Member Protection Information Officer, Media/Marketing, Judiciary Committee Chair & most recently Vice President.
Office of Sports as an MPIO & Child Safe workshop trainer. Movement as an Executive Member & Vice President.
Genetic Alliance Australia as a Board Member.
Laura interviewed by 'Symsey' at beautiful Woronora