Laura was born and educated in Essex. She started a 26 year career in London at Coutts & Co, City Office, moving into investment banking just before Big Bang. She held a variety of positions, managing settlements teams, and spent eleven years as an Equity Finance trader. In 2000, she diversified into IT and was initially a Business Analyst, being promoted to Project Manager for the installation and ongoing functionality enhancements of an integrated trading system. She was made a director at ABN AMRO Investment Bank, but left in 2006 to join her fiancé who had moved to work on the Isle of Man.
After starting at Ramsey Crookall in 2009 in the settlements department, Laura moved to the Safe Custody department in 2010 assuming responsibility for corporate actions. She was made manager of the department in May 2015.