Siobhán Moriarty

Siobhán Moriarty - General Counsel & Company Secretary, Diageo

Siobhán Moriarty is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Diageo plc.  Siobhán is a graduate of University College Dublin and is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland and in the UK.  She held various positions in law firm private practice in Dublin and London, principally 7 years as a corporate lawyer with Clifford Chance.  She joined Diageo’s in-house legal team in 1997, where she has done a variety of roles before becoming General Counsel in 2013 and taking on the combined role of General Counsel & Company Secretary in 2018.  Siobhán has been a member of the Diageo Executive Committee since 2013.  She is the joint executive sponsor of the company’s inclusion and diversity agenda, which includes a goal of 35% Diageo female leadership by 2020 and 40% by 2025.  As part of the FT Innovative Lawyers series, Siobhán was recognised in the 2017 Financial Times list of top 20 global GCs.  She was also named in the 2017 and 2018 FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists.  Siobhán was also included in the Corporate Counsel 2017 list of transformative women leaders in the law.  She received a Legal 500 lifetime achievement award for services to the in-house profession in 2018.  She was also named in 2019 by Chambers as one of the Global 100 GC Influencers.  Siobhán is also a non-executive director of the Friends Board of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.