Partnerships Manager, Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre
Owain Johnstone is Partnerships Manager at the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC), where he leads on the creation of a ‘network of networks’ of producers and users of modern slavery research. He also coordinates engagement with key stakeholder groups including businesses. Owain joined the Modern Slavery PEC from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), where he worked as Modern Slavery Advisor and Policy Advisor. While at ETI, he worked on establishing best practice in business modern slavery reporting, supporting the development of the Modern Slavery Statement Framework. He also coordinated engagement with a range of stakeholders on issues including state-imposed forced labour, the implementation and enforcement of the UK Modern Slavery Act and the emerging debate on mandatory human rights due diligence. Prior to working at ETI, Owain completed his PhD on the development of human trafficking law and policy in the UK.