Managing Partner, Founder
Based in UK
Luke has worked in leadership and organisational development for over two decades, with a specific focus on corporate responsibility, human rights and sustainability since the year 2000. He is recognised as a leader in the field of business and human rights, in particular in developing practical approaches to implementing the corporate responsibility respect with major businesses in the mining, finance, food and industrial sectors.
He has a broad portfolio of experience that includes board-level engagements, multi-cultural and international teams, private and public sector and the United Nations. A versatile consultant, he brings strong strategy and organisational development skills, coaching experience, effective project management, and a reputation for leadership and innovation.
Luke has led twentyfifty's major engagements including:
- Supporting the conception and implementation of Anglo American's Supply Chain Sustainable Development programme.
- Strategic support to Kraft Foods and Cadbury in the development of sustainable agriculture strategy, sustainable cocoa sourcing and stakeholder engagement.
- The Ministry of Justice's inquiry into the understanding of UK companies about human rights and contribution to the UK government strategy on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
- Facilitating dialogue between technology companies developing and implementing supplier risk management and audit systems.
- Developing training and learning programmes for mining exploration in weak governance / conflict zones.
- Supporting Board-level dialogue in the energy industry into the environmental, social and governance risks associated with procurement of coal and bio-fuel.
- The human rights coaching of the German UN Global Compact Network and the development and support of its peer learning network.
- Prior to starting twentyfifty Limited in 2004, Luke worked for the UN Staff College, PwC and London Underground. In the late nineties, he was a senior management adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, and helped establish the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights.
Luke holds a Diploma in Management Studies and an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.