Laura Edgar leads the Institute’s international work, including building and managing modernizing government, organizational governance, indigenous governance, health and innovation and partnership initiatives and projects around the world. Laura also leads the Institute’s work on the governance of partnerships, including PPPs and civil society – government relations.
In addition to her international experience, Laura has over ten years experience working with boards of directors of public purpose organizations and is an active contributor to the Crown & Organizational Governance practice area.
Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Edgar was the Programs Coordinator at the Institute for Leadership Development, where she led several programs for young professionals and young entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities included program management, liaising with Canadian and international partner organizations, and organizing training programs.
Ms. Edgar has completed an M.A. in Economics at the University of Guelph, and also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition, she lived and worked for two years in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa and two years in Japan, and has managed projects in South-East Asia and Lesotho.