Laura Worsley-Brown is the Director at Beacon Solutions, a full-service professional communications consultancy. She 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.
Until recently, Laura worked as the Internal Communications Superintendent for De Beers Group in Canada, before which she worked at Dominion Diamond Mines. Both companies own and operate diamond mines in the Northwest Territories. She was responsible for internal and external corporate communications, government and stakeholder relations, and issues management.
Laura started her career in Indonesia, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Trinity Western University in British Columbia. While overseas, 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. She also taught business communication and writing at the London School of Public Relations in Jakarta, Indonesia for five 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 lived and worked for almost six years in the NWT, first in Inuvik working with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation as Director of Corporate Relations, before moving to Yellowknife in 2015 to work with Dominion Diamond in the role of Senior Advisor for External Relations. She was promoted to Superintendent of Communications and assisted the company with the relocation of the head office to Calgary in 2017.