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Laura Pando

Programme Manager of Julie’s Bicycle

Laura has over 10 years’ experience in the production of international live music events. She was Sustainability Manager at Festival Republic from 2011 to 2015, where her main focus was to embed sustainable practice and systems into the Latitude, Electric Picnic, Reading and Leeds festivals. Laura's expertise lies in organisational change, staff, contractors, audience engagement and carbon reduction strategies (including sustainable travel as well as energy and waste management). She achieved important carbon reductions and largely improved the company’s environmental performance across the board, which won Festival Republic several accolades, including 3 IG star ratings across all criteria for the Reading Festival from 2012 to 2014 and the Leeds Festival in 2013 and 2014. Laura has also led funded research projects focusing on behavioural change and business circularity.

Laura joined Julie's Bicycle in 2016 and holds an overview of the Arts Council Environmental Programme, focused on working with cultural organisations on how to understand and improve their environmental performance and to share knowledge and best practice around sustainable solutions. She manages the strategic development of this partnership and is involved in the delivery of workshop sessions and networking opportunities as well as the development of practical resources and tools for the sector to implement environmental sustainability. She also supports the overall strategy and delivery of Julie's Bicycle's consultancy portfolio and Julie’s Bicycle’s operations.

Update: 1 June 2017


Has participated in

Sustainable Cultural Management

Lecture by Laura Pando

Climate, culture, change

Activity programme and prize award presentation ceremony of the 2nd Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-2017