Moira Thompson Oliver

Head of Business and Human Rights
Joined firm 2023.

Moira is Head of Business and Human Rights in our Environmental, Social and Governance practice. She has broad international experience across all aspects of sustainability, with a particular focus on governance, integrated risk management, and reporting.

Moira spent twelve years working in senior roles at BT and Vodafone, leading work on responsible business conduct, environmental management, and human and digital rights. She has deep experience applying both legal requirements and global standards, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, to international business operations. Her work has included human rights governance and policy development, due diligence, artificial intelligence ethics, children's rights, conflict settings, digital rights, sports broadcasting, and supply chain standards and management.

She also regularly contributes to content released by the firm and was a part of the Governance & Sustainability section of the Horizon Scanning 2024 series where she spoke on Business and Human Rights.

Advisory work includes:

  • A large multinational tech company on its modern slavery reporting obligations in multiple jurisdictions
  • A financial institution on its approach to human rights due diligence across its business units
  • Various corporates on their policies, processes and disclosures to address modern slavery risks, and associated statutory reporting
  • A multinational consumer goods company on its ESG governance, targets, policies and processes
  • A leading bank on its non-financial and sustainability information statement and reporting alignment
  • A large asset management fund on its ESG governance structure at group and subsidiary level
  • A leading retailer on human rights issues in its supply chain
  • Various corporates on the application of the proposed European Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Moira was appointed as trustee and director of the inaugural Board of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, which she co-chaired in 2023. She co-chairs the Responsible Business Conduct committee at techUK.

Her work has been recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards and she was the winner of the Legal 500 Corporate Social Responsibility Award.