Trustees

Mitra Motlagh

Mitra is  Head of Partnership Development at Save the Children, in London. She has over 15 years of experience in international human rights and rule of law. Most of her career was spent in the field working for the UN, in Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia. Mitra also brings strong expertise in partnership development...

Helen Simpson

Helen Simpson 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...

Marika McAdam

Marika McAdam is an independent consultant and adviser who has worked with ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking, the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process, Chatham House, IOM, OHCHR and UNODC among others. She is the author of research reports and technical publications primarily on issues related to the international law on migrant smuggling, human trafficking, human rights and...

Richard Stavis

Richard Stavis, independent fisheries consultant, previously CEO of Stavis Consulting, LLC, is an internationally acknowledged seafood thought leader and innovator with over thirty-five years in the seafood community functioning in executive, purchasing, sales, and sustainability roles.  This experience has given him insight into harvesting, farming, processing, and product standards. Over the last decade his primary...

Ruth Crowell

Ruth Crowell, NED & Chief Executive of LBMA Ruth was appointed Chief Executive of the LBMA in January 2014. She is an experienced CEO, Business Advisor and Non-Executive Director in Financial Services, Market Development and Regulatory Technology. Her primary achievement so far as LBMA CEO is the governance, commercial and transparency overhaul of the London...

Matthew Vickers

Matthew Vickers is CEO and Chief Ombudsman at Ombudsman Services (OS), the UK’s energy and communications ombudsman. OS’s work aims to embed fair business practice and to build trust in key regulated markets. Prior to joining Ombudsman Services in 2015, Matthew was chief executive at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), a non-departmental public body...

Alex Kemp

  Alex is a solicitor and partner at HFW. He predominantly advises clients on the legal issues arising from casualty management and crisis response including salvage, wreck removal, groundings, collisions, fires and piracy with a particular interest in container ship casualties and war risk claims. Alex has extensive experience in marine insurance advising insurers, brokers...

Fiona Laurence – Chair of Trustees

Fiona Laurence is a former commercial litigator and Legal Director at Mishcon de Reya LLP with broad experience gained both in private practice and in-house in a major UK public authority. Her experience spanned a variety of case types ranging from fraud, injunctions and contract disputes to regulatory matters, judicial review and health and safety...

Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox is currently CEO of North Atlantic Fishing Company, a UK pelagic trawler operator with offices in Caterham, and Hull. As well as running this company and its associated Fish Producer Organization, North Atlantic Fish Producers Organization, he is also a Director of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organizations (NFFO), and also Chairs the...

Professor Steven Haines

Steven Haines is Professor of Public International Law in the University of Greenwich. His research today is focused principally on Ocean Governance and the maintenance of safe and secure seas (although he continues to work in the fields of International Humanitarian Law and the law relating to international security). Prior to taking up his current...