Director, KPMG Banarra, Human Rights & Social Impact Services
Meg leads KPMG’ s human rights service line and works with corporate clients in financial services, property, retail, mining and other sectors to translate human rights commitments into practical commercial solutions. She specialises in modern slavery responses, as well as transformative human rights change processes and complex stakeholder dynamics. Meg also manages KPMG's Global Business and Human Rights Network, bringing together international insights and skills for cross-jurisdiction engagements.
Prior to joining KPMG, Meg’s human rights specialisation was honed as a lawyer, advocate and consultant. She offers clients diverse perspectives from across the corporate, government and community sectors, combining breadth with experience of practical responses to rights problems. “To make rights real, we have to start where people are at.”
Meg has seen this across cultures and domains – from drafting model rights legislation in India, working with government agencies in Mongolia to examine stakeholder approaches to torture eradication, mobilising volunteers for education development projects and advocacy campaigns in Africa, designing business and human rights capacity building for Asia-Pacific stakeholders, advising on rights accountability and accreditation measures in Europe, and senior policy coordination on a statutory human rights review in Australia. Meg’s doctorate in human rights law focused on stakeholder solutions to systemic human rights issues: she is widely published on human rights and contributes to thought-leadership and industry working groups in both international and domestic fora.
Meg has a keen understanding of how to help businesses interrogate the way their operations and supply chains impact people and develops collaborative solutions for managing risk. Meg understands the importance of organisational readiness and works with clients to design and deliver projects which equip clients to effectively navigate the human rights landscape.
PhD (Law), University of Melbourne, 2017
LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne, 2003
BA (Hons), Political Science, University of Melbourne, 2003
Admitted to practice, Supreme Court of Victoria, 2004
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