Dr Aiden McQuade

Dr. Aidan McQuade was CEO of Anti-Slavery International from 2006 to 2017, and prior to that worked extensively in development and humanitarian response for 13 years, including 5 years leading humanitarian operations in response to the brutal civil war in Angola. He is an experienced researcher on business and human rights, with a Ph.D. on the subject of ethics in professional practice. He is also an acknowledged expert on slavery and forced labor, with an honorary OBE for his work on the elimination of modern slavery. His work has included extensive and sustained engagement with international businesses on establishing anti-slavery policies and practices in cocoa and garment supply chains, groundbreaking work that has exposed the caste and gender aspects of modern slavery, and innovative work, particularly in Myanmar and Bangladesh, on slavery as a development and humanitarian issue.