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SIOBHAN MORIARTY IS GENERAL COUNSEL FOR DIAGEO PLC, A LONdon-based alcoholic beverages company. Moriarty received a law degree at University College, Dublin, attended law school at the Law Society of Ireland, and trained at a Dublin law firm. She worked at private law firms in Dublin and London, principally as a corporate lawyer with Clifford Chance for seven years. In 2013, she was appointed GC at Diageo. Diageo is a public company, and has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Diageo’s products are sold in more than 180 countries. Brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies; Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas; Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness. Beyond the more typical legal functions, Moriarty’s role as GC incorporates “leadership and management of the global legal function, the company secretariat and share schemes teams, corporate security and brand protection, as well as my role as a member of the executive committee of the company and an adviser to the board of directors,” she explained.