Laura was appointed CEO of the International Union of Cinemas ('UNIC') in August 2017. UNIC represents cinema exhibitors and their national associations across 36 European territories. After graduating from Sciences Po (the Institute of Political Sciences, Strasbourg) she lived in Ireland before moving to Brussels in 2011. She then worked for the British Council and the Federation of European Publishers, before joining UNIC in March 2015 as EU Affairs Executive. Laura has been working in the EU cultural policy field since she came to Brussels and has developed a substantial knowledge of the audiovisual and wider cultural field, as well as the policies that affect the cinema business. Together with her team, she is responsible for promoting the cultural, social and economic strengths of European cinema exhibition and having a positive influence on the decision-making and policies that impact on cinemas.