Elizabeth Gardiner is the Chief Executive of Protect, the UK’s whistleblowing charity. She is an employment solicitor and joined the charity in 2018 to supervise Protect’s free legal advice service, which has advised around 50,000 whistleblowers in its 30-year history. She was made CEO in 2020.
She has trained and provided consultancy to employers in the UK and to trade unions in the EU on whistleblowing and appears regularly as an expert in the media. Liz has a background in public policy and has worked in both Houses of Parliament in the UK and for a trade union. She set up a Parliamentary and Policy function for the charity Working Families and provided legal advice on parental rights at work.
Her first degree is in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, and she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course from BPP University.