Lawrence started his career in 1988 working with ex-offenders before gaining experience with a wider range of people including those with mental health issues, homelessness people, and people with alcohol and substance misuse difficulties.
He was employed by Stonham (now Home Group), as a director leading policy, strategy and business development functions.
For the past seven years Lawrence has led Genesis’s housing, care and support business. During this time he has developed their successful housing and social care business providing services to more than 4,500 people including those who are homeless, older people, those with mental health issues and people with learning disabilities. More recently Lawrence has also led Genesis’s temporary housing business.