CORE’s Directors oversee our strategic direction and are responsible for all aspects of governance.
Keren is a partner at Leigh Day & Co solicitors, specialising in international human rights litigation. Keren moved to Leigh Day in 2007 after working as a civil litigator at Maurice Blackburn lawyers in Melbourne, Australia, where she qualified in 2005. She has also previously worked at the Centre for Human Rights Legal Action in Guatemala on claims through the Inter-American system relating to state torture and forced disappearances. Since joining Leigh Day & Co, Keren has been involved in a number of high profile cases, including Motto & Ors v Trafigura, a case on behalf of 30,000 residents of Cote d’Ivoire against multinational oil trader Trafigura arising from the dumping of allegedly toxic waste in the commercial capital, Abidjan, in 2006. Keren is currently part of a team representing around 300 Iraqi civilians in claims against the British Ministry of Defence for their alleged torture, abuse or unlawful detention by the British Armed Forces in Iraq.
Peter joined Amnesty International UK in 1998, and is currently the Economic Relations Programme Director. His previous career included six years as a business analyst with Johnson Matthey and four years as a project manager within the National Health Service. He has also worked in the field of social regeneration, running capacity-building programmes for community organisations in various parts of London. Peter has been an adviser to the International Commission of Jurists panel on corporate complicity and was on the Steering Group of a three year research project (2004-2007) co-ordinated by the Canadian organisation Rights & Democracy, to develop a methodology for human rights impact assessments and apply it to five case studies of affected communities. He is currently a trustee of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and of Music in Detention, an organisation that runs music workshops in Immigration Removal Centres.
Fiona works on private sector policy issues at Traidcraft, particularly looking at the link between business and their impact on poor people in developing countries. This includes work on supply chains, company law, social reporting and investment. She represents the Fair Trade movement on EU High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain and previously has represented Fair Trade at the EU’s Corporate Social Responsibility multi-stakeholder forum, been the UK director of the Responsible Purchasing Initiative, and acted as an elected NGO board member for the Ethical Trading Initiative. She regularly works with Traidcraft’s partners in developing countries to improve the impact of international supply chains. Previously Fiona has undertaken work for Casella Stanger, Thames Water, Global Action Plan, Sunseed Trust, London Borough of Merton, Anita Pollack MEP, Wessex Water, Jupiter Asset Management and Radio 4.
Anne heads up CAFOD‘s (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) work on the private sector. She leads on the role of business in development and the issue of business and human rights. Her work also includes looking at global supply chains, including the electronics industry, and she represents CAFOD within the Ethical Trading Initiative. As part of CAFOD’s commitment to Publish What You Pay, Anne is working on country by country reporting requirements for businesses and following the progress of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Focus countries for her research include Timor Leste, Mexico and Peru.
Andrew was appointed Executive Director of Aldersgate Group (AG) in December 2010, having played a pivotal role within the Group since he joined as the first employee in January 2007. He is responsible for the overall management of the AG, the development of its work programme, relationships with key political and business stakeholders and representing member views robustly to government ministers. He has played a key role in broadening the Group’s impact and membership and bringing its influence to bear on core areas of interest. Andrew is the lead author of AG reports and a regular commentator on sustainability issues. He has also served on a succession of government advisory groups, including on the green economy and sustainable production and consumption. Prior to joining the AG, Andrew was the Environment Manager at the Training and Development Agency. Andrew sits on CORE’s board in a personal capacity.
Murray Worthy is the Senior Economic Justice Campaigner at War on Want and leads the organisation’s work on corporate accountability and business and human rights. War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalization – campaigning for human rights, especially workers’ rights, and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice. Murray’s current work includes campaigning on labour rights issues in garment factories supplying multinational sportswear companies and lobbying for an effective supermarket watchdog to help tackle labour exploitation in supermarket supply chains. Murray is also active in UK Uncut, a grassroots anti-austerity campaigning movement, and is a director of UK Uncut Legal Action, which is taking legal action to challenge an alleged ‘sweetheart’ tax deal between the government and Goldman Sachs.