Kathryn Beck

Head of Legal, TrustLaw

Kathryn joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in September 2018.

As Head of Legal, she oversees TrustLaw’s legal team and its handling of pro bono requests from charities, NGOs and social enterprises from around the globe. She supervises delivery of strategic legal research on national and cross-border issues in human rights, media freedom and inclusive economies. She also oversees TrustLaw’s relationships with law firms and in-house legal teams. Kathryn is passionate about Global Health and Gender.

As in-house counsel, Kathryn oversees the Foundation’s various legal needs. She helps to ensure the success of the Foundation and its relationships and programmes through effective governance, policies and contractual arrangements.

Before joining the Foundation, Kathryn worked for many years in private practice in the Toronto and London offices of Fasken, a leading Canada-based international law firm. She focused on health and non-profit and charities law. She was involved with numerous pro bono initiatives in her time at Fasken and volunteered in the community, including as a member of the Toronto East General Hospital Research Ethics Board and research co-chair of The Equality Effect.

Kathryn is a Canadian in London. She is a qualified lawyer in Ontario and England & Wales. She holds a Juris Doctor (Law) and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Queen’s University.