Kate Jelly

Kate joined Ergon in 2019. Since then, Kate has worked mostly on human rights risk assessments for major brands and retailers, spanning global food and garment supply chains. She has also conducted research in Vietnam for IFC, looking at employer-supported child and elder care in the manufacturing sector.

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
  • Land rights, environmental justice and the rights of indigenous people
  • Gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Corporate transparency and reporting

Previously, she worked on sustainability communications and strategy projects at the consultancy Context. She also worked in the Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Operations Team at DFID, where she project managed humanitarian deployments and coordinated an emergency humanitarian staffing programme on behalf of UN agencies and INGOs. She has 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.