Laura Worsley-Brown is the Manager of Communications and Government Relations for Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine. Prior to starting that position, she worked for the City of Calgary as Communications Strategist, as well as running her own communications consultancy, Beacon Solutions.

In 2019, Laura received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) through the Canadian Public Relations Society, as demonstration of her commitment to the profession and to upholding the Code of Professional Standards. Laura has served as Secretary on the CPRS Calgary Board since 2020.

Laura started her career in Indonesia, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Trinity Western University. She specialized in media relations, government relations and crisis management for a regional public relations agency (currently operating as Edelman Indonesia) for almost 10 years.

Upon her return to Canada, Laura worked for six years in Ottawa in progressively senior roles as parliamentary assistant and policy advisor for the federal Ministers of Environment and Transport & Infrastructure. Laura then lived and worked for almost six years in the NWT, first in Inuvik with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation as Director of Corporate Relations, before moving to Yellowknife in 2015 to work with Dominion Diamond as Superintendent of Communications, assisting the company with the relocation of the head office to Calgary in 2017.

Laura also did contract work for De Beers Group in Canada from 2020 to 2022, working on internal and external corporate communications, government and stakeholder relations, and issues management.