Director, Private Sector Department
Judy Beals leads Oxfam America’s Private Sector Team, driving Oxfam’s overall engagement with private sector actors to advance a rights-based approach, including through advocacy campaigns, multi-stakeholder initiatives, business and human rights initiatives, and partnerships with Fortune 100 companies.
Judy joined Oxfam’s Private Sector team in 2015. Previously she served for ten years as Oxfam America’s Campaigns Director where, among other responsibilities, she served as global lead for Oxfam’s "Behind the Brands" campaign which aims to pressure and incentivize the top 10 food beverage companies on social and environmental issues within their supply chains. Most recently, Judy spent a sabbatical year as a resident fellow at Harvard Divinity School where she advanced initiatives to increase religious literacy in global development.
Judy is an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in civil and human rights advocacy, public policy development, campaigning, and nonprofit and public management. She has served as a legislative aide in the US Senate, as a state Assistant Attorney General, and as a nonprofit CEO. Before first joining Oxfam America in 2005, Judy obtained a mid-career MPA at the Kennedy School of Government, where she focused on nonprofit strategy development.