Heelen Gripton
Helen Gripton
Helen is the Human Rights and Social Impact Lead at BP

Helen is the Human Rights and Social Impact Lead at BP, based in London.  In this role, she leads on the human rights and wider social aspects of bp’s practice and their social sustainability framework, driving change to deliver on their five aims to ‘Improve People’s Lives’. Helen has worked at BP since 2014.  Prior to her current role, she was responsible for the development and management of BP’s Insider Threat Programme and had oversight of BP’s adherence to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), alongside supporting individual businesses in developing and implementing the principles. She served on the Steering Committee for the Voluntary Principles Initiative for 3 years and during that time worked across multiple workstreams on public, and private security force engagement, offshore security, in-country implementation of best practice and also built strong relationships across the corporate, civil society and government pillars.  She has also served as a co-Chair of the IPIECA Responsible Security Task Force for 4 years. She is recognised as a thought leader with a strong drive to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in society.