Francesca West

Chief Executive, Protect

Francesca is the Chief Executive of Protect, Francesca joined Protect in May 2007 as an adviser and has extensive experience advising whistleblowers. Francesca has also supported, via Protect’s training and consultancy services, a wide range of organisations from small charities to multi-national companies. Francesca has also held posts as Legal Officer, Director of Policy and Deputy CEO. Francesca was called to the Bar in 2005 and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2011.

Prior to joining Protect, Francesca worked in a variety of compliance teams in the financial services sector, from boutique investment banks to large retail banks.

It's an exciting time for us as we mark our 25th anniversary, changing our name from Public Concern at Work to Protect. Our aim is to protect workers’ rights, organisations’ reputations, and wider society, by encouraging safe and responsible whistleblowing. We will be ramping up our campaigning next year as there is much to be done to update the law around workers rights.

Speakers include disabled racing driver Billy Monger, war surgeon David Nott OBE, award-winning entrepreneur China L'One and more