EVP General Counsel at The Estée Lauder Companies
Prior to joining ELC, Ms. Stanley served as General Counsel for The Thomson Reuters Corporation and its predecessor company for 17 years. After six years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Thomson Corporation, Ms. Stanley was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel following the acquisition of Reuters by Thomson in 2008. During her tenure, Ms. Stanley had roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as a member of the company’s Executive and Operating Committees, as Secretary to the company’s Board of Directors, and as a company-appointed director of Refinitiv, a financial markets data joint venture. As the company’s Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Stanley was responsible for worldwide legal affairs and operations with lawyers in more than 10 countries, including in North America, Europe, Asia and multiple emerging markets. Her responsibilities also included government and regulatory affairs. Ms. Stanley led a number of company-wide initiatives including establishing the company’s enterprise risk management program and acting as executive sponsor of various women’s leadership and other diversity initiatives.