Director, Ergon Associates
Steve is a co-founder of business and human rights consultancy Ergon Associates and has over 25 years’ experience in labour and human rights issues.
He has consulted to major international institutions, multinational companies, not-for-profit organizations and trade unions, including the ILO, World Bank Group, EBRD, the European Commission, London 2012 and the ETI. He has worked in more than 25 countries across sectors including oil and gas, sports, mining, retail, agribusiness, hospitality, finance, and clothing and merchandise supply chains.
Steve has particular expertise in devising and implanting human rights due diligence for projects and clients ranging from those with complex supply chains to those organising a FIFA World Cup (in 2026). He is a expert member of the Independent Complaints Mechanism of DEG and FMO.
Before Ergon, Steve was head of employment law at Incomes Data Services, the UK’s largest labour relations research centre. He is a UK-qualified lawyer, a regular conference speaker and was the co-founder of the online training company for lawyers, CPDCast®.