Moira Thompson Oliver

Head of Business and Human Rights
Joined firm 2023.

Moira is Head of Business and Human Rights within our Environmental, Social and Governance practice. Moira has spent over 12 years in senior in-house roles focusing on corporate responsibility, environment, and human and digital rights. She has deep expertise in human rights policy development, due diligence, integrated risk management and reporting.

Moira trained and qualified at Slaughter and May, practising in the Corporate and Banking team until she left to join BT, where she created and led the global environmental law and corporate responsibility team and established the international human rights programme. More recently, she led Vodafone’s approach to human rights throughout its strategic markets in the EU and Africa, with a focus on digital rights, including privacy and free expression, artificial intelligence ethics, children's rights and supply chain standards and management. As part of this role, she represented Vodafone on the Board of the Global Network Initiative and in work with the UN B-Tech collaboration.

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. In addition, BT’s Modern Slavery Act Statement, for which she was responsible, was regularly ranked in the top 10 of FTSE 100 statements.

Moira was appointed as trustee and director of the inaugural Board of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, which she now co-chairs. She also has a Master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy.