Laurie has worked in the Federal Public Service for more than 20 years. She has worked at the National Capital Commission, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Passport Canada developing outreach and engagement strategies. In 2006 she joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade working in Consular Services and Emergency Management where she led policy development and relationship management with like-minded countries.
In 2011, Laurie was appointed Director, Foreign Operations for Passport Canada where she managed the passport program and crisis response in over 200 embassies abroad. In 2015 she worked at the Bank of Canada leading stakeholder engagement and management. While there she was responsible for creating and launching the public consultation to put a Canadian woman on a bank note. The resulting bank note is expected to be in circulation in late 2018. Currently she is working as the Special Advisor on Consultation and Engagement to the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
She is in her second year of teaching Consultation and Engagement at the Carleton School of Journalism and Communications. Laurie has a Master of Science in Management from the Smurfit School of Business at the University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.