Laurence Knell

Laurence Knell

Adjunct Teaching Fellow


Laurence Knell has over 20 years’ experience working in the consultancy, technology and transportation sectors in Ireland, Europe and Australia.  He is a director of Strategic Innovation Partners, a Dublin-based consultancy, and a co-founder with Professor Shane O’Mara of Brain for Business, an initiative bringing together practical insights from the world of behavioural and brain science to deliver better business practice and outcomes.

Laurie is an Associate Lecturer on the Open University Business School’s MBA program, teaching in the areas creativity, innovation and management. He also works closely with the OU’s Executive Education team and Centre for Police Research and Learning.   He is also an Associate with the IMI and IBEC.

Laurie has worked internationally with leaders and executives in a wide-range of sectors including technology, transportation, finance, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and agri-business.  He has worked in an advisory capacity with organisations ranging from Irish SMEs and multinationals through to semi-state and statutory bodies such as Enterprise Ireland and SOLAS, and is a member of the NSAI Innovation Standards panel.