Our Advisory Board
The Advisory Board will act as mentors as we grow The Anti-Slavery Collective, and will help us in our mission of raising awareness for human trafficking in their respective sectors and spheres of influence.
Caroline Haughey OBE QC – Chair
Caroline is considered one of the leading lawyers in Modern Slavery and trafficking in the UK. Having prosecuted the first modern slavery case in the UK she was subsequently involved in advising the all parliamentary group on a proposed Modern Slavery Act, gave evidence before the committee and was involved in drafting what is the Modern Slavery Act 2015. She has subsequently prosecuted multiple cases under the new Act included the largest labour exploitation case in Europe (Op Fort). She sits on the Prime Minister’s Modern Slavery Task Force, is author of Modern Slavery Act Review 2016 and is joint legal expert on the second Modern Slavery Act Review. She advises both domestically and internationally on the drafting, implementation and application of anti trafficking and modern slavery legislation.
The Rt Hon Theresa May
Theresa May was the longest serving Home Secretary in over a century and the second female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Theresa believes that modern slavery is the human rights issue of our time and has focused tackling the issue of modern slavery for many years. During her time as Home Secretary, Theresa introduced the Modern Slavery Act which was the first of its kind in Europe. The Act has led to considerable increases in tackling modern slavery offences at every stage and created the UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. As Prime Minister, Theresa created a modern slavery taskforce; launched a UN Call to Action to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking, which has since been endorsed by 92 countries; and established the Policy and Evidence Centre on Modern Slavery and Human Rights.
Since leaving office, Theresa has remained an MP and continues to champion the anti-slavery agenda both inside and outside of Parliament.
Jared Cohen is the founder and CEO of Jigsaw at Alphabet, which focuses on building technology to address the most significant challenges that threaten the Internet. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was Google’s first Director of Ideas and chief advisor to Google’s CEO and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. From 2006 to 2010 he served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
Cohen is the New York Times bestselling author of five books and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, LA Times, Washington Post, TIME Magazine, Financial Times, and Foreign Policy. He has been named to the “TIME 100” list, Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” Fortune’s “40 Under 40”, and Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment.”
William Lewis is a British media executive and a co-founder, CEO and Publisher of The News Movement. He served as Chief Executive of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal from 2014 to 2020, during which he helped lead a period of major growth and digital transformation at the organisation. Prior to his role at Dow Jones, William was Chief Creative Officer at News Corp and before that, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Business Editor at The Sunday Times and Global News Editor of the Financial Times.
John Studzinski CBE
John Studzinski CBE is Managing Director and Vice Chairman of PIMCO, following over 35 years in banking and finance. Since joining PIMCO in 2018, he has advanced global strategy while serving as a key strategic advisor to major clients around the world. John is the Founding President of Arise, an anti-slavery charity, is the Vice-Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch and is Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Foundation.