Lauren Denny

Director of Talent, Global, Koala

Lauren is energized by working in a start up environment with a diverse range of people on a global scale. 

Before arriving in Australia, she spent the last decade working with a variety of start ups across three continents and many countries. She gained invaluable understanding of cross-cultural teams and ways of working. 

In 2012, she made the transition from project management to a purely people-focused field. This led her to talent acquisition, training, and engaging staff across Asia-Pacific. This transition is a true intersection of where all her passions lie, leading her to pursue a new career path in Sydney. 
She began her journey with a boutique specialist recruitment agency, Become, from building a media and digital desk from scratch to managing the Sydney business and team a few years later. 
With the aim to always return to the pace and challenges of start-up culture, she joined Koala at the start of 2020. She has since led the company to triple in headcount and supported their expansion into a new APAC market. She’s seen the company boldly establish itself as a purpose-driven Aussie furniture brand— and they’re just getting started!