Founder & CEO
Lauren is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience as an Executive and Board member across Manufacturing, FMCG, Advertising and Technology industries in South Africa and Australia, having successfully built multi-million dollar companies from startup to exit. She is Founder and CEO of iVvy, Australia’s multi-award winning SaaS Technology company providing Enterprise software to the Events and Hospitality industry.
Lauren has been highly recognised as an Innovator and industry leader with the EWW program for 2016, won 4 prestigious International Global Stevie Awards for Best New Product of Year 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year Globally 2016, Innovator of the Year 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year Asia Pacific 2016. She was named Gold Coast Business woman of the year 2016, Innovator of the year 2016 and won the Queensland iAwards for Best Innovation in the Digital Economy 2016. She also won the Gold Coast Mayors award for Innovation in 2017 , took out the Women in Technology Award for Innovation in 2020 and Smart Cities award in 2021.
Lauren has a Second Dan Black belt in ITF Taekwondo and was the National Taekwondo Champion for South Africa (Springbok) , competing in the World Championships (Russia 1995) and on the international circuit for 5 years.