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Kevin Hyland Becomes New Chair of Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment – IHRB
Oct 18, 2018

ChildFund CEO Kevin Hyland will chair the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)  ‘Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment’.

Dublin/London, 18th October, 2018:

Kevin Hyland the former UK Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner is to become the new chair of The Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment. Kevin who is now the Chief Executive of ChildFund Ireland has always been a strong supporter of the Leadership Group from its launch in 2016. The Leadership Group now features 14 global brands supported by non corporate members and has been a significant initiative advocating for the inclusion of responsible recruitment in wider strategies to prevent forced labour and trafficking. In particular the Group seek to eradicate the practice of workers paying recruitment fees to secure employment. All members of the Leadership Group committing to the Employer Pays Principle


No worker should pay for a job

The costs of recruitment should be borne 

Not by the worker but by the Employer


Kevin takes over the role of Chair from Ed Potter former Head of Global Compliance at The Coca Cola Company.

Commenting on taking on the role of Chair Kevin Hyland said,

“I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment at the Institute of Human Rights and Business. The IHRB has a proven record of achievement in improving business cultures and standards globally such as in the ’employer pays’ principle. I look forward to working with John Morrison and his team to bring change, where employment  provides dignity and never exploitation.”

IHRB chief executive  John Morrison welcomed Kevin to his new role noting.

“Kevin was an outstanding Anti-Slavery Commissioner and always a strong supporter of the Leadership Group. We are delighted he will be helping us continue to promote responsible recruitment as a key challenge and area of action for business.”


ChildFund CEO Kevin Hyland has been a leading voice in the fight against global trafficking and its manifestations on the human rights of the most voiceless or disadvantaged – particularly children.  Globally, it is estimated that some 151 million children are caught up in the net of child labour, having their childhood, health and futures stolen from them when they should be in school, enjoying the education that is every child’s fundamental human right. 

Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business.   

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