Laura McManus

Laura is senior human rights manager at Woolworths Group, and director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia. 


Having begun her career in the not for profit sector, Laura has worked on issues of child rights, youth participation in peacebuilding and modern slavery in Nepal, the Netherlands and Australia. She co-authored Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains and the Global Slavery Index, publications by the Walk Free Foundation, where she harnessed an interest in the role of business in human rights.  

Transitioning to the corporate sector, Laura worked with Konica Minolta before joining Woolworths Group where she oversees the implementation of the company’s human rights programs. 

Laura holds a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Sydney.