Moira Thompson Oliver
Winner of the 2019 Legal 500 CSR Award, Moira Thompson Oliver was Head of Policy and Chief Counsel for British Telecom’s international human rights programme until February 2021, serving a 23 year career which saw her leading BT’s broadcast role in the Mega Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights and spearheading BT’s work on modern slavery and the rule of law, which was shortlisted for The Times’ Charity Awards and Financial Times Innovative Law Awards in 2017.
She initiated BT joining the Home Office’s CEO-led Business Against Slavery Forum in 2017, and the Global Network Initiative in 2018. In 2019, under Moira’s direction BT was ranked 6th in the inaugural Tortoise Responsibility 100 Index, with a top ranking for human rights. Moira is a prolific public speaker and expert on business, law and human rights issues and has participated in numerous high profile publications and events, including the 2019 UN Sporting Chance Forum, IHRB’s ‘Broadcasters and Human Rights in the Sports Context” and CSHR’s “Sport, Broadcasting and Human Rights – Guiding Questions.” In February 2021 she joined Vodafone Group as Human Rights Lead.