“I have had a passion for women’s equality since I was a little girl, where assumptions surrounding who I was, what I could and could not and would and would not do, affected my and other women’s lives unfairly. I believe in inalienable rights to equality of opportunity for men and women, and I am honoured to uphold, uplift, and support those charities that seek to strengthen those rights. Without them, the world is lost.”
Karis McLarty is an investigative white collar anti-corruption and human rights lawyer. She began her passion for human rights at Oxford and continued it with work including at the National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty) during her private practice work at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Clifford Chance. Karis specialises in cross- cultural ethical rejuvenation, governance and human rights for business-working in international FTSE 100 and S&P 500 businesses to embed leading ethical business practice as a core part of commercial strategy. Karis sits on the Appeals Panel of the Women’s Equality Party and is a fellow of the British American Project and the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences. She is currently Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the world’s largest out-of-home media companies and previously set up the Compliance function at TUI, the world’s largest travel conglomerate. Karis was Chief Compliance Officer of the Year 2018, Compliance Innovator of the Year 2014.
Karis has been a passionate member of The Circle since 2011, helping lead the Lawyer’s Circle projects including Every Woman Every Child Maputo Protocol/Maternal Health project. Karis has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford, an MSc in Psychology (specialising in forensics) from UEL, and post-graduate certifications in Global Financial Compliance, Corruption, International Fraud Investigation and European Privacy.