RLI Governance

The RLI Steering Committee consists of nine voting positions and two alternate nonvoting positions. The Steering Committee is responsible for the strategic guidance and direction of the RLI and reports to the RBA Board of Directors, including but not limited to:

  • The general management and direction of the RLI, including its goals and objectives;
  • Development and oversight of the organization’s strategic plan;
  • Approval of the annual operating budget;
  • Establishing membership dues amount;
  • Expulsion of Partner Members (companies not affiliated with the RBA);
  • Expulsion of Partner Associations, with the reserved right to assess, on a case-by-case basis, the admission of Partner Associations;
  • The decision to delegate tasks to committees and/or working groups and the oversight of these activities; and
  • The management, review, and modification of the operating procedures.

The members of the RLI Steering Committee are:

  • Apple Inc.: Ashley Orbach
  • HP Inc: Annukka Dickens
  • Jabil Inc.: Graeme Elder
  • Nike: Cimarron Nix 
  • NXP Semiconductors: Eric-Paul Schat
  • PVH Corp: Meghna Sarma
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Doug Nystrom


  • Intel Corporation: Mike McDonnell

The RLI Advisory Board is a critical component of governance for the multi-stakeholder initiative. The Advisory Board provides substantial guidance to the RLI staff as well as partnering with the Steering Committee to prioritize and implement concrete recommendations.

The members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Implementing Partner: International Organization for Migration, Marina Manke, Head, Labour Mobility and Human Development Division, Department of Migration Management
  • Foundation Partner: Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), Ruth Freedom Pojman, Senior Adviser
  • Non-Governmental Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM), Anna Pienaar, Global Director, Institutional Partnerships
  • Academic Community: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, David Segal, Policy Associate/Research Scholar
  • Investor Community: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), David Schilling, Senior Program Director - Human Rights & Resources

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