AboutExecutive team

Executive team


Laura Houlgatte

Laura joined UNIC in March 2015 as a European Affairs Executive and was appointed CEO in August 2017. A graduate of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Sciences (Sciences Po), she worked for the Red Helmets charity in Paris and French Embassy in Dublin before moving to Brussels in 2011. She then worked for the British Council and the Federation of European Publishers. Laura topped Celluloid Junkie's list of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema in 2020 and featured on Politico's list of Women who Shape Brussels in 2018. A French national, Laura speaks English and Spanish fluently, as well as basic Dutch.


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 Universit√© 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

Laure Galtier

Laure joined UNIC in January 2016 as a part-time Office Manager and became full-time Project Manager in August 2022. She previously lived in London for 10 years where she worked in HR and Recruitment. She holds a Master degree in International Relations from Strasbourg University and also lived and studied in Germany and Ireland. A dual French and Swiss national, she is fluent in French, English and German.


Communications and Policy Assistant

Kamil JaroŇĄczyk

Kamil joined UNIC in November 2022 as Communications and Policy Assistant. He graduated in European Governance from Utrecht University and Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). Previously he was managing editor at Visegrad Insight, a Central European think tank based in Warsaw. He interned both in the Polish Embassy in Washington DC as well as in the US Congress. Being Polish-American, Kamil speaks fluently Polish, English and is learning French. 



Sarah Quinless

Sarah joined UNIC in November 2022 as a trainee. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in European studies, and studied abroad at the University of Seville during her Erasmus year. She has previously lived in Spain where she worked as an English teacher and has also worked as a customs analyst. She is fluent in English, Spanish And Irish, with a working knowledge of German and is currently learning French.