Lauren Thompson

Head of New Partnerships , Shelter

Lauren is the Head of New Partnerships at Shelter, the leading housing and Homelessness charity, and spearheads their corporate development team. During her four years at Shelter, Lauren has successful secured and developed sector leading partnerships with the likes of IKEA, All Saints, First Direct, B&Q and M&S. Notably, Lauren played a pivotal role in creating Shelter's award winning strategic partnership with HSBC UK, which provides bank accounts to individuals without a fixed address. Before joining Shelter in 2019, Lauren worked at education and social mobility charity, Teach First, working across both their account management and business development teams.