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Laura Manson-Smith

Chief Commercial Officer
Korn Ferry Advisory
Laura Manson-Smith is a business transformation specialist with twenty years of experience in delivering sustainable change €“ focusing on the people and cultural dimensions.

Her consulting work with clients helps them to improve business performance by aligning their people, processes and organization to strategy.

Laura brings a rare blend of commercial skills and a deep understanding of large scale behavioral change. She has a natural aptitude for building and working with diverse teams to overcome challenges and deliver results.

She worked alongside the client transformation director of a $5bn upstream oil and gas business to lead the organization redesign towards a new functional model.

Working with the executive team of a defense organization she helped to identify £3.4bn of savings and equip the organization with a new people strategy, skills and ways of working.

She helped an energy company roll out a new performance management process to 50,000 employees on order to achieve a greater focus on safety behaviors.

Laura has worked in a range of industries including energy, defense, government, and pharmaceuticals.

She has a global outlook through work in Europe, US, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Ms. Manson-Smith has a bachelor of science honors degree in physics with a year in Europe from Imperial College, London. She is a qualified chartered accountant.