Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson

Lauren is a corporate communications professional with 17 years’ experience. Throughout her career she has advised clients on communications strategies to support mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, major organisational changes and reputation management.

 
Recent Projects
  • Prospa Group’s AU$610 million IPO
  • AP Eagers’ AU$2.2 billion off-market takeover offer for Automotive Holdings Group
  • Allensford’s on-market cash offer for shares in The Reject Shop
  • Reece Group’s AU$1.9 billion acquisition of MORSCO
  • JCDecaux’s AU$1.12 billion acquisition of APN Outdoor
  • Unibail Rodamco’s AU$33 billion takeover of Westfield
  • Viva Energy’s AU$4.9 billion IPO
  • General communications support and media strategy for clients recently including Adelaide Brighton, BWX, FlexiGroup, Healius, IOOF, Prospa, Premier Investments, Seven Group and Viva.

Over the life of her career Lauren has also advised on major cross border transactions including SAB Miller’s $12 billion takeover of Foster’s Group, Dai-ichi Life Insurance’s $1.2 billion takeover of Tower Australia and Kirin’s $3.5 billion acquisition of the remaining shares in Lion (formerly Lion Nathan). For many of these projects, Lauren has run integration and change programs, supplemented by media positioning campaigns for the senior management teams post deal finalisation.

Prior to founding Domestique in February 2013, Lauren was the Managing Director of FTI’s Strategic Communications business for two years. Prior to this, she was Director of Transactions for the same firm, under different ownership (formerly Third Person and FD).

Lauren has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Western Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.