Steve Gibbons

Steve is a co-founder of Ergon and has over 25 years’ experience in labour and human rights issues.

He has consulted to major international , multinational companies and not-for-profit organisations , including the ILO, World Bank Group, FIFA, the European Commission and a range of international companies. He has worked in more than 25 countries across sectors including sports, mining, retail, agribusiness, finance, pharma, hospitality and clothing and merchandise supply chains. Steve specialises in supporting clients with:

  • Practical steps to implement human rights due diligence, from strategic analysis to specific actions
  • Alignment with emerging legislative requirements – from CSDDD to national modern slavery legislation
  • Development and management of human rights grievance mechanisms
  • Innovative training and learning programmes
  • Facilitation of strategy dialogues and processes

Steve has strong expertise and experience talking directly to senior people across organisations to build understanding of human rights requirements and approaches for businesses.

Before founding Ergon, Steve was head of employment law at Incomes Data Services, the UK’s largest labour relations research centre. He is a UK-qualified lawyer, a regular conference speaker and the co-founder an online training company for lawyers, CPDCast®. Steve holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Nottingham and completed his Bar Finals at the Inns of Court School of Law.