Laura GREGORY
CEO/Founder,
Great Guns, London

Laura is founder and CEO of Great Guns, the global production company that has offices in London, LA, Singapore, Hamburg, Shanghai, Prague, Mumbai and Tokyo.

Laura has worked in production for her whole career. Ads she has produced include the classic ‘Cheat’ for Guess starring Harry Dean Stanton & Juliette Lewis. ‘Cheat’ won over 64 global awards including 4 D&AD pencils. Other personal favourites include, AppealNow’s ‘Kicking’ & ‘Bingo’ (2 x Gold Cyber Lions), Volvo ‘Stormy Night’ (AICP Gold), Droga5’s V Australia ‘4320 LA/SYD’ (Gold Lion), Nike Air ‘Fresh Air’ (British Arrows Gold), BBC Local Radio campaign (D&AD Pencil) and Nike Air ‘Secrets’ (D&AD slice).

In 2013/2014, Great Guns directors won several accolades including; Gold, Silver, Bronze Lions; Gold Ciclopes; Gold Creative Circle; Gold One Screen; Grand and Silver Cristal; Silver Shark; Official Honoree Webby Awards; Bronze and Merit One Show; Bronze Clio Sports; Best in Show; Shots Mobile Campaign of the Year.

Alongside traditional content execution, Laura has regularly collaborated with Cannes Lions Pharma Jury Foreman, Jeremy Perrott, and McCann Health to deliver inspirational speakers for three creative workshops in Berlin, LA and Tokyo. 2014 saw Laura join forces with the same team at the inaugural Cannes Health Lions where Laura created a popup restaurant for the McCann Health global team and sourced talent for Health Lions seminars and the awards opening host, Francesca Martinez. Laura has also sourced the talent for the DDB keynote speaker slot for SPIKES 2013 and Casey Neistat for Spikes 2014.

Laura is on the D&AD Board of Trustees and is a part of the LIZH Mentoring scheme to encourage new talent in advertising.

Laura is a popular juror and her jury duties include: Eurobest, APA 100, Shots, Cannes Lions, British Arrows, D&AD, AICP Awards, LIA, Hollywood A List.

Beyond advertising, Laura co-created and produced a prime-time drama for ABC/Sony and four feature films including the cult classic ‘Split Second’, starring Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall.