Managing Director, Towards Maturity, UK
Laura Overton is the founder and CEO of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 30 years of practical experience in implementing innovative learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research with 5000+ Learning leaders and 25,000 workers.
Laura is an Academic Fellow of the CIPD and a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute. She is on the steering board of Online Educa Berlin, and the L&D advisory board of the CIPD. In February 2010, she was the first woman to be awarded the LPI’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for services to training and was the recipient of the inaugural elearning age Special Achievement award at the 2012 elearning awards. In 2016 she was voted number 1 in the Top Ten’ most influential people in the corporate e-learning in the UK (a position held since 2014) and was also voted 2nd most influential in Europe and 3rd in the Globe.