The Interview Series: Laura Ryan, Director of International HR, Dropbox

Declan chatted to Laura Ryan, Director of International HR at Dropbox about all things remote working, Dropbox’s “Virtual First” strategy, the differing employee experiences and inherent biases in hybrid remote working models, and much more…..





Laura Ryan, Director of International HR at Dropbox


Laura Ryan is the Director of International HR at Dropbox, the content collaboration platform that helps keep work organised in the new world of distributed working.

Laura joined Dropbox in 2015 to lead the company’s international people strategy and operations – and her team ensures that Dropbox continues to grow as a great place to work. Prior to this, she spent five years at Google building out their fast growing geo operations function for Europe, leading recruitment activities and building HR policies.

Today, Laura has over 16 years of experience within the HR industry, having previously started her career at the insurance company Aviva, where her commitment to “making work human” was awarded with fast-tracked progression during her seven years at the organisation.

Laura also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Galway University and is committed to her personal mission as an HR leader to shape the way of working for future generations.