Laurel has been a CPA, CA since 1989 and is the president of Murray Management Consulting, a Canadian management consulting firm specializing in helping strengthen public sector management and accountability. As president of Murray Management Consulting, Laurel has extensive experience working with federal government departments, agencies and crown corporations to develop and implement practical and cost-effective governance and accountability models, frameworks, strategies and tools. She was also the lead in developing the federal Guidelines for Audit Committees of Crown Corporations. She is also a professor of Accounting for the EMBA program at the University of Ottawa.
Laurel is a member of the board of directors for Pine River Foundation and the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association. She is the past chair of the Audit Committee of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. She was a corporate director at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the chair of the LCBO Audit Committee, the LCBO being one of the largest Crown corporations in Canada, with annual revenue of more than $5 billion.