Simon Chorley is a human rights and social sustainability specialist with over 15 years of experience building partnerships with governments and companies. As a manager at Stratos, Simon helps mining companies enhance their human rights and social policies, processes, and practices. Simon brings an innovative and collaborative approach, focusing on integrating under-represented groups into sustainability strategies and solutions. Simon achieves these solutions through partnerships and collaborations with government departments, industry associations, mining companies, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Before joining Stratos, Simon worked at UNICEF as their International Programs Manager and Acting Deputy Director, leading UNICEF’s engagement with the mining sector. Simon was a regular speaker at national conventions, gave evidence to governments and parliamentary consultations, authored numerous tools for businesses, enhanced the sustainability approaches of multiple individual companies, co-chaired the Devonshire Initiative, and represented UNICEF at the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. Simon has also collaborated with Natural Resources Canada to develop the CSR Checklist for Canadian Mining Companies and Global Affairs Canada to produce the Child Rights and Security Checklist and Handbook, which was nominated for a global award. Before UNICEF, Simon helped lead government and business engagement for Stop the Traffik, a human rights charity in the United Kingdom.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in International Relations with Development Studies from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Simon is also trained in results-based management and gender-responsive programming. Outside of the office, Simon enjoys playing soccer and tennis with his family and volunteering for local and national charities.