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Frances House
Deputy Chief Executive at Institute for Human Rights and Business


Frances has over twenty years’ experience in the field of business and human rights and brings an important blend of strategic planning and practical programme delivery on the ground in a number of regions.

In her current role, Frances is responsible for the overall operational management of IHRB as well as having a particular focus on delivery of our Migrant Worker programme and its leadership activities with global brands. She also oversees IHRB's nascent programmes on Shipping and on the Built Environment. She works closely with IHRB’s trustees on strategy, governance and financial oversight. Frances leads IHRB’s teaching with Masters’ students through the global CEMS Business School Network. She is also a Director of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

Frances was Policy Director at the International Business Leaders Forum, Vietnam Researcher with Human Rights Watch, and worked with the European Commission in Brussels and Vietnam on humanitarian programmes with asylum-seekers. A former trustee of Amnesty International UK, Care International UK and Streetkids International UK, she also sits on IKEA’s Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Agenda Sessions

  • Setting the course for 2050: Sustainable shipping and Human Rights


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