Lawyer - ARDEA International
Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor and founder of Ardea International, a specialist company that provides sustainability, business and human rights and modern slavery expertise to enable companies to meet both their legal obligations and develop voluntary best practice standards. She is a fellow of IEMA and a research fellow of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary’s Twickenham.
She has over 2 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors on both a strategic and operational level and provides training and online resources to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. Colleen has a LLM (with distinction) in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen. She recently published a chapter ‘Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chains- the Role of Business’ in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK’. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment and was nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.
Colleen was part of the Modern Slavery Garden team which won Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show 2016 and has been nominated for an award by the Anti Slavery Awards group. She has set up an anti trafficking hub at the Towers Convent school in West Sussex.