Sandton Convention Centre
25-26 October 

Meet Our Speaker

Colleen Theron

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 best practice standards. 

She is a fellow of IEMA and a research fellow of the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery and Abuse and a lecturer at Birkbeck University, London on human rights and business. 

Colleen has over 30 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors and provides training and online resources on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. 

Her book ‘Strategic Sustainable Procurement: law and best practice‘  is published by Routledge.  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’. Her chapter ‘ The role of business in the exploitation and rehabilitation of victims of modern slavery’ is due to be released in a Policy Press publication this year. 

She has spoken widely on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, modern slavery and sustainable business. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment, is a committee member of the Social Responsibility Alliance. She is nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.

 Colleen is is a fellow of IEMA; a research fellow of the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery and Abuse;  a lecturer at Birkbeck University, London on human rights and business; advisory board for LexisPSL Environment;  a committee member of the Social Responsibility Alliance. She is nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.

 

She has over 30 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors specifically providing consultancy support and training on supply chain related compliance and practical issues .

 

She has authored numerous articles and her book  ‘Strategic Sustainable Procurement: law and best practice‘  is published by Routledge.  Other titles are ‘Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chains- the Role of Business‘ in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK’. Her chapter ‘ The role of business in the exploitation and rehabilitation of victims of modern slavery’ is due to be released in a Policy Press publication this year.