Laureen is Principal Consultant of Arbutus Consulting, based in Vancouver. She is a social performance professional with over 25 years of experience as a senior practitioner, project manager, and strategist.
Laureen specializes in stakeholder and Indigenous engagement, consultation, organizational development and community economic development as well as in permitting and regulatory strategy, cultural and participatory research, negotiation of agreements, social impact and third-party assessments based on frameworks such as the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards. She has successfully guided numerous initiatives to involve local and Indigenous groups in human resources, land management and community economic development initiatives.
Working primarily with First Nations and in the non-profit, transportation, and natural resource sectors, Laureen has worked in several regulatory jurisdictions and in collaboration with teams of multidisciplinary consultants (social science, engineering, environmental, legal) on major projects in north, west and central Canada, the eastern United States, and South America.