AboutExecutive Team

Executive team


Laura Houlgatte

Laura joined UNIC in March 2015 as a European Affairs Executive and become CEO of the association in August 2017. Having graduated from the Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences, she lived in Ireland before moving to Brussels in 2011. She then worked for the British Council and the Federation of European Publishers. Laura was named on Politico's list of Women who Shape Brussels in 2018 and Celluloid Junkie's list of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema in 2018 and 2019. Laura is fluent in French, English and Spanish.


Senior Industry Relations Manager

Guillaume Branders


Guillaume joined UNIC in September 2014, following an internship with the organisation. He graduated in Political Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), with a major in International Relations. During and after his studies he worked in a local cinema in Brussels and was responsible for screenings, from selling tickets to managing digital cinema equipment. Guillaume is a Board member of the European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF). He speaks French, English and Spanish.


Project Manager

Diana Stratan

Diana joined the UNIC team in January 2016 as Project Manager. She holds a bachelor degree in Economic Sciences from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, and a joint Master of Arts degree in Contemporary European Studies from University of Bath, UK and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining UNIC she worked for different international NGOs in Brussels and was responsible for fundraising and organising events. Diana is fluent in Romanian, English, Russian and Spanish, and is actively studying French.


Policy and Communications Manager

Chris Mill

Chris rejoined UNIC in January 2018, having been an intern for the association upon arriving in Brussels in 2015. In between, he worked for a contractor of the European Commission and for a distributors' association, focusing on both the cinema sector and policy developments at the EU level as well as implementing communications activities and campaigns. Chris speaks English and French. 


Office Manager

Laure Galtier

Laure joined UNIC in January 2016 as a Part-Time Office Manager. She previously lived and worked in London in HR and Recruitment for 10 years. She holds a Master degree in International Relations from Strasbourg University. Previously an exchange student in Germany and Ireland for 2 years, she is fluent in French, English and German.



Lucy Hannon

Lucy joined UNIC as an intern in September 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Southampton. In addition to retail and hospitality roles, Lucy has completed work experience at the European Parliament, in the office of multiple UK MP’s and undertaken voluntary work for a number of human rights charities. She speaks English and is learning French and Spanish.


If you are interested in joining our Brussels' team for an internship starting in January 2020, please contact us.