Human rights activist, singer, writer, fashion muse and international lawyer
Singer, writer, and international anti-corruption and civic rights lawyer & commentator
Karis McLarty is a well-known commentator, singer and international civic rights and anti-corruption lawyer.
In her legal capacity, Karis is Group Head of Legal & Regulatory Compliance of an international conglomerate listed on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 4Good indices, advising on bribery, anti-corruption, competition and civic rights. She has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and an MSc in Psychology from UEL.
A talented vocalist and songwriter, Karis is also the lead singer for the award-winning underground folk noir band Delirium Tremens, whose first single was a big Christmas myspace hit and second single "I Want You' was covered by Mr Hudson. Her recent track ‘Come on Sunshine’ for the band ‘My Toys Like Me was released to critical acclaim. The Sunday Times described it as ‘folktronic perfection’ while Clash magazine called it ‘a giant maudlin pop masterpiece.’
Karis is one of The Circle, a group of influential women set up by Annie Lennox to overcome women's exclusion from social and political life particularly in the developing world. Other members include Miriam Gonzalez-Durantez, Melanie Hall QC and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Karis is on the Steering Committee of the Lawyer's Circle working with local NGOs to further the Maputo Protocol in Tanzania and Uganda. Karis has also been involved in the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, the Alternatives to Violence Project, THINK.ACT.VOTE and the Hogar Villegas orphanage in Bolivia.
As a writer Karis has a column for Stylebible called ‘Diary of a RockStar’, contributed to the London Review of Breakfasts and is a major contributor to THINK.ACT.VOTE’s book “The Future We Choose”.
Karis was nominated for the Levi’s ‘Inspiring Women’ campaign in 2011, and appointed one of the Courvoisier Future 500 leading young innovators. She was chosen for and is now a fellow of the elite British American Project. She has previously been a fashion muse for Craig Lawrence Couture and Naomi Neoh Couture.
Karis has received widespread coverage including in Sunday Times Style, Sunday Times Culture, Clash magazine, Dazed and Confused, Female First, Look magazine, OK! magazine and Sound on Sound.
An experienced presenter and commentator, Karis has presented a number of charity & fashion events and appeared as a commentator for Sky News, Moviewatch, the Culture Show and London Tonight. Karis ‘s 2013 engagements include speeches for Dow Jones, St Hughs College Oxford and on behalf of the Circle and Oxfam.
Her first baby, Anouk, was born in February 2013.
The Culture Show, BBC 6
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