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Laura Benns

Director, Programs

Laura is the Director, Programs at SecondMuse for Southeast Asia. Laura oversees the Ventures, Networks and Market Systems Innovation teams, bringing together incubators and accelerators, entrepreneurs and innovators, investors, NGOs, and government leaders from across the region to develop and scale impactful solutions to combat ocean plastic pollution.

Time and time again, Laura has seen how human-centred design can be applied to complex issues to create positive change. Having lived and worked in both developed and developing countries, she is passionate about working collaboratively to improve waste management and recycling systems aimed at preventing the flow of plastic waste into the world’s ocean. Drawing on her experience as a consultant for the public and development sectors, Laura brings the ability to harness both top-down and bottom-up approaches to the plastics challenge.

Outside of the office, you’ll find Laura exploring different countries and cultures across Asia, FaceTiming her nieces or baking up a storm in the kitchen using old family recipes.

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