Laura Baines McKillop

Laura is the IPS Grow Lead for the North West 

She joined us in October 2022 and has nine years’ experience in supporting people into work, including three years’ experience of IPS Supported Employment delivery.

Prior to joining Social Finance, she worked for Blackpool Council where she was a Team Lead for two employment teams delivering IPS within both a serious mental illness and a substance misuse setting. She loves meeting new people, getting new perspectives and consuming a lot of content about mental health, psychology and sociolinguistics. 

Icebreaker questions

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be? 

Languages! I would love to be fluent in as many languages as possible

Your ideal dinner party guest list?

Annie Mac, Bob Mortimer, John Cooper Clarke, Nigella Lawson, Joanne McNally, Mel C.

What are your hobbies and interests?

French pâtisserie (both making and eating), consuming wine, cheese and various accoutrements, and running (to burn off the pâtisserie, wine and cheese). 

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