Roger is a Senior Advisor on Business & Human Rights. He works with companies to plan and lead human rights impact assessments, evaluate the capacity of their business processes to identify and mitigate the adverse social and human rights impacts of their own operations and global supply chains, and develop and implement tailored risk management solutions.
Roger has been working in the B&HR arena for over ten years, ever since he was asked to join Professor John Ruggie’s extended team of consulting legal experts during the mandate that resulted in the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. Before making the transition to B&HR, he was a partner with an international law firm specialising in the representation of major banks and insurers in complex, multiparty financial and property insurance disputes. This included lead roles in the 9/11 World Trade Center property appraisal and the Petrobras litigation arising from cost overruns incurred during the construction of deep-water oil platforms off the coast of Brazil.
He has a proven track record of organising and leading teams to conduct human rights impact assessments, process gap analyses, field investigations as well as stakeholder engagements, and then devising the due diligence processes and internal controls clients need to manage their both strategic and operational human rights risks. In addition to his courtroom appearances, Roger has conducted numerous client workshops on Business & Human Rights and has spoken at UN forums, industry conferences, and gatherings of corporate executives.