London Rose: Laura Kennedy

London Rose: Laura Kennedy



Hailing from Glenville, in East Cork, I am honoured to be able to represent my adopted home as the London Rose. As the eldest of six I aim to be a role model to my brothers and sisters and make my parents proud in everything I do.

After graduating with first class honours in Business Information Systems at University College Cork, I wanted to pursue my dream of living in London and so I began working there as an IT Business Analyst and Project Manager. I’m currently working at UBS, a global Investment Bank. For years I have been involved in performing arts and I love musical theatre. Whilst at college,

I toured around Ireland as part of the cast of ‘The All Star Wars’, a musical comedy about hurling. I love travelling to explore new places and cultures. After my Leaving Cert, I travelled to Kolkata in India to volunteer at a school for disadvantaged children. It was an immensely eye-opening and rewarding experience. I’m hugely passionate about my volunteer roles with Make A Wish UK, both as a public speaker and as a Wish Visitor, and I was delighted to be nominated as one of their volunteer ambassadors for 2019. For me, my one true wish really has come true in becoming the London Rose!