Kate joined Ergon in January 2019. Since then, she has primarily worked on human rights risk and impact assessments for major brands and retailers, spanning global food and garment supply chains, and on gender-focused research and advisory projects for Ergon’s DFI clients. She has conducted research in Vietnam, looking at employer-supported childcare in the manufacturing sector, and on labour and social issues in the Kenyan tea industry.
Kate’s main areas of interest and expertise are:
- Human rights and labour rights in global supply chains, in particular the agricultural and garment sectors
- Gender equality and addressing gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work
- Environmental justice and the intersection of human rights and climate change
Previously, she worked at sustainability consultancy Context and in the Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team at DFID. She has also volunteered for several human rights and environmental organisations.
Kate has an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from LSE, where she specialised in the gendered dimensions of human rights, international development and globalisation.