Lauren is an independent investment and governance consultant, with significant experience in the field of Impact Investing. She currently advises and works with Angel investors, entrepreneurs, and financial institutions, drawing on a diverse background to assist clients with investment decision making and corporate/business growth.
Most recently Ms. Casey worked as the first Investment Manager (and founder member of the Transition to Scale team) at Grand Challenges Canada (“GCC”), a $400MM plus, Federal government-funded, non-profit organization that funds innovation in global healthcare. Ms. Casey has a prior background in law and finance, having worked in the natural resource, corporate governance, bio tech, and venture capital sectors in British Columbia since 2003. In addition to her consulting work, Ms. Casey is a director of a thriving health tech company based in Montreal and also volunteers with the entrepreneurship@UBC program, thereby aiding early start-up entrepreneurs to find their feet.
Ms. Casey has an Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, another in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University, and a Law degree (LLB) from the University of London (England) (with some courses at Selwyn College, Cambridge). Ms. Casey has worked for law firms in London, UK and in Vancouver, Canada. She has served on the boards of various corporate and other organizations, including the Museum of Vancouver and on some social enterprises in the developing world. As part of her work at GCC, Ms. Casey invested in and managed an extensive portfolio of early stage innovations, both in the developing world and Canada. Ms Casey has travelled extensively, including countries in low and middle-income regions, and this remains a passion.