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Piya Muqit

Executive Director of Justice Centre Hong Kong

Piya Muqit    has been working in the field of human rights, child rights, human trafficking and refugee rights for the past 16 years as a legal-aid lawyer and policy expert. She has worked for NGOs, including Freedom from Torture, REDRESS and Refugee and Migrant Justice in the UK, the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana in the USA and Ain o Salish Kendra in Bangladesh. She has also served on the Board and worked for the Citizenship Foundation and Grampian Racial Equality Council.
Piya is a qualified barrister having trained at Doughty Street, Garden Court Chambers and the Faculty of Advocates in the UK and holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Aberdeen, a Master’s in Human Rights Law from the University of London and a Master’s in Child Studies from Kings College London. She has led on change management projects for several NGOs, and been involved in training and capacity building, research, strategic litigation cases, and law and policy reform throughout her career. Her most recent post before joining Justice Centre was Head of Policy and Advocacy at UNICEF UK.
 

Since joining FleishmanHillard in January 2014, Laura Tyson had counselled a wide range of clients on the full range of corporate communications, from issues management and thought leadership to CSR, reputation management and crisis communications. Boasting a truly international career Laura has handled events and communications on the ground in over sixteen countries across three continents. Laura manages FleishmanHillard’s pro bono work with the Asian University for Women and the Mekong Club.
Laura began her career at Brunswick Group in London working within the Public Affairs team for clients such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Nomura in their bid for the Millennium Dome. She then became senior press officer within the British Government’s Department for International Development where she handled press enquiries, advised ministers and represented the Department at cross-governmental communication meetings. From there Laura became head of news at the international NGO Save the Children where she managed a media team and advised offices around the world on communications. Following a move to Doha, Qatar, Laura joined Hill & Knowlton as account director working on clients such as Qatar Foundation, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Weill Cornell University.
I mmediately prior to joining FleishmanHillard, Laura was a freelance writer in Hong Kong writing for an eclectic range of publications, from The Economist to lifestyle magazines, to the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.

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Laura Tyson

enior Vice President at FleishmanHillard

Piya Muqit    has been working in the field of human rights, child rights, human trafficking and refugee rights for the past 16 years as a legal-aid lawyer and policy expert. She has worked for NGOs, including Freedom from Torture, REDRESS and Refugee and Migrant Justice in the UK, the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana in the USA and Ain o Salish Kendra in Bangladesh. She has also served on the Board and worked for the Citizenship Foundation and Grampian Racial Equality Council.
Piya is a qualified barrister having trained at Doughty Street, Garden Court Chambers and the Faculty of Advocates in the UK and holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Aberdeen, a Master’s in Human Rights Law from the University of London and a Master’s in Child Studies from Kings College London. She has led on change management projects for several NGOs, and been involved in training and capacity building, research, strategic litigation cases, and law and policy reform throughout her career. Her most recent post before joining Justice Centre was Head of Policy and Advocacy at UNICEF UK.
 

Since joining FleishmanHillard in January 2014, Laura Tyson had counselled a wide range of clients on the full range of corporate communications, from issues management and thought leadership to CSR, reputation management and crisis communications. Boasting a truly international career Laura has handled events and communications on the ground in over sixteen countries across three continents. Laura manages FleishmanHillard’s pro bono work with the Asian University for Women and the Mekong Club.
Laura began her career at Brunswick Group in London working within the Public Affairs team for clients such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Nomura in their bid for the Millennium Dome. She then became senior press officer within the British Government’s Department for International Development where she handled press enquiries, advised ministers and represented the Department at cross-governmental communication meetings. From there Laura became head of news at the international NGO Save the Children where she managed a media team and advised offices around the world on communications. Following a move to Doha, Qatar, Laura joined Hill & Knowlton as account director working on clients such as Qatar Foundation, Qatar Science and Technology Park and Weill Cornell University.
I mmediately prior to joining FleishmanHillard, Laura was a freelance writer in Hong Kong writing for an eclectic range of publications, from The Economist to lifestyle magazines, to the Hong Kong Tourism Board website.