Marie Staunton

Chair of Crown Agents, SOAS and Raleigh International

Marie Staunton has over 25 years of international development and human rights experience. She is currently Chair of Crown Agents, Chair of SOAS, Chair of Raleigh International and of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Prior to this she was the Chief Executive of two international charities, Plan UK and Interact Worldwide.

Marie is also UK Independent Member of the Management Board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. Marie qualified and practised as a solicitor, ran hostels for homeless people in England and Ireland in the 70’s, was the legal officer for Liberty, Director of Amnesty UK, Vice Chairman of Amnesty International and Deputy Director of UNICEF before joining Plan. She also has considerable commercial experience, working as Publishing Director of FT Law and Tax for 7 years and was Editor of Solicitors Journal.