Arun Sudhaman 07 Jun 2021 // 7:06AM GMT
Jane Lawrie will be honoured with the Individual Achievement SABRE Award on 9 June 2021, at the EMEA SABRE Awards.
Lawrie is global head of corporate affairs at KPMG International, a role she took up in late 2019. Lawrie’s 30-year communications career has seen her lead communications and corporate affairs at a string of global brands. Between 2016 and 2019, she was a member of the executive committee at Tesco, where she led the group communications function through the company’s turnaround, overseeing the board’s corporate responsibility committee and establishing a new sustainability program.
Prior to Tesco, Lawrie spent almost a decade with Coca-Cola, where she was public affairs and communications director for Europe, and has also held senior roles at Diageo and Boots.
Throughout her experience, Lawrie has focused on stewarding businesses to make the right decisions to protect and shape reputation, overseeing the full spectrum of transformation from policy decisions through to digital investments.
“Jane wins the confidence of leaders," said Fraser Hardie, chairman of Teneo UK. "She marries strategies built on the best insight and evidence with outstanding execution. Collaborative, consistent and accurate, she has protected and grown value for some of the world’s most iconic businesses."