Head of Global Programmes
Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information provider. The Foundation stands for free independent journalism, human rights, women’s empowerment and the rule of law. The Foundation runs programmes including free legal assistance, media development and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories. The Foundation works to expose corruption worldwide and is active in the global fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. Richard Brophy is Head of Programmes for TrustLaw, the Foundation’s global legal pro bono service. TrustLaw is the world’s largest global pro bono network with over 3,500 members across more than 175 countries. We work with hundreds of legal teams representing over 100,000 lawyers who generously provide free legal support to thousands of NGOs and social enterprises. As Head of Programmes Richard’s role is to engage with both new and existing social enterprise and NGO members around the world, to understand the issues they are facing, communicate the benefits of the TrustLaw service and work with them to ensure they get the most out of membership. With over fifteen years experience in professional services firms, highly regulated consumer businesses, and charities, Richard is an acknowledged expert in the fields of corporate responsibility and sustainability and is regularly called upon to advise both companies and NGOs on their approach to addressing human rights and sustainable development challenges.