The Team



Laura Franco Henao

Laura Franco Henao

DIF Programme Coordinator

Role at the Foundation

Laura's role at the Foundation involves coordinating, developing and helping run our Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). Working effectively with internal and external teams to make this programme globally significant whilst playing a key role in the Foundation's mission to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.


Laura is originally from Spain but has lived abroad in Canada, Ireland and the UK. After studying her degree in Economics in Spain and Ireland, she moved to the international development field. She holds a masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies where she did research on how the Circular Economy can help address environmental and social challenges in Uruguay. She loves meeting and learning from people from different backgrounds, sports, and new adventures!