Speaker Announcement | Laura Middlemass

FCCA and UK Finance Director Laura Middlemass is the latest speaker to join our Women in Business line-up.

She said; “I’ve been with Plexus since 2004, joining as an ACCA qualified UK Financial Accountant and progressing to UK Senior Accountant in 2006. I expanded my role to support the start-up of our Romanian and German facilities. I regularly travel to other Plexus sites across Europe and North America. I transitioned to the role of Manager Accounting – EMEA in 2012 to provide leadership across the region. In 2019, I became UK Controller and a member of the Senior Leadership Team within the UK. I was promoted again to my current role as UK Finance Director in 2022.

I’m a committee member for the Plexus Women in Network employee resource group and also an ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland.

I’ve been married for almost 18 years and have 2 teenage kids, so at times juggling my work and home life has been a struggle.

However, I’m fortunate to be well supported by my family and by Plexus to allow me to have a demanding but fulfilling life and career. I’m currently studying for a Global MBA through Oxford Brookes University which I aim to complete this summer and I’m already considering what’s next for me.

In my twenties, I played rugby for Hawick Ladies RFC. It was a great period in my life, the club had recently formed and we were pioneers in opening the sport up for women in the Scottish Borders. The life lessons I learned in supporting each other, still remain with me today, both personally and professionally.”