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, 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.
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 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.
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 Hugh’s 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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