Chief Executive Designate of Marketing Leeds
(will commence post on 30th April 2012)
Lurene joined Marketing Leeds from the London Development Agency (LDA), where she was Chief Executive.
At the LDA
rebuilt and reshaped the organisation's brand and reputation with its stakeholders - achieved during a period of increasing budgetary constraints and a focus on value for money.
has a reputation for clear strategic thinking coupled with a focus on delivery and in the past has led on the delivery of a range of regeneration, skills and business projects.
Lurene worked closely with the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority, London's business leaders and local authorities.
Prior to joining the LDA, Lurene was responsible for brand and communications across the European arm of the oil giant Shell.
She has also held a Vice President position at American electricity corporation TXU.
Lurene started her career as a Research Associate in financial services and marketing at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.