Laura Wood
First Name: Laura
Surname: Wood
Position: Business Development Manager
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263107

Laura joined the commercial arm of RGU: Business Services in October 2015, taking on the role of Business Development Manager for Aberdeen Business School. Laura holds degrees from the University of Glasgow as well as the University of Aberdeen and joined RGU from an oilfield services company where she worked for a number of years as a Client Account Manager. Laura's experience within the Oil and Gas industry has allowed her to acquire good working knowledge of drilling, geology, interventions, logistics, completion operations, well planning and cost accounting. Moreover, she has an in-depth understanding of project management and software delivery as well as the full sales life cycle. Laura's key skills lie in account management, requirements gathering, business & product development, knowledge management & drilling data analysis.

Laura is extremely passionate about supporting the University in meeting its strategic commercial objectives & is responsible for the direction, development and management of corporate activities within ABS. Laura works with clients, both in the region and internationally to identify needs and develop customised learning programmes which lead to improved business practices. This varies from work with the Public/Private Sector, Oil, Gas & Renewable Industry, Academic Institutions and SME's. On a more personal note, Laura is a very keen skier and enjoys a lot of outdoor activities. She is a 'Tough Mudder' finisher and (luckily!) escaped with only a few minor scrapes and bruises.