Andrew Wallis OBE

Andrew Wallis OBE

CEO, Unseen and Modern Slavery Helpline, Fellow, Centre for Social Justice, and chaired the landmark Centre for Social Justice report ‘It Happens Here’

Andrew Wallis is the CEO of anti-slavery organisation Unseen, which provides safe housing and other services for survivors of trafficking, runs the Modern Slavery Helpline, and works with businesses and others in the eradication of slavery.  Andrew chaired the landmark Centre for Social Justice report ‘It Happens ere’, widely acknowledged as the catalyst for the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, which he also advised on the development of.  He was awarded an OBE that year.  The job has presented him with challenges as diverse as building flat-pack furniture for Unseen’s first safe house, to advising global businesses on how to address slavery in supply chains.  He has been described as ‘the loveliest disrupter you could hope to meet.’