Francisca Pretorius is a lawyer, academic, and policy adviser with a strong commitment to justice reform. She is currently the Adviser and Head of the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform at the Commonwealth Secretariat. The Office’s mission is to transform the operation of justice systems and the delivery of justice across the Commonwealth by creating impactful and user-centered legal knowledge products, networks, and platforms, so that equal justice for all is ensured. Her past experience includes working as Senior Associate at corporate law firms in both South Africa and the United States, appearances in the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of South Africa, teaching at Harvard University in the USA, Strathmore University in Kenya, and Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch in South Africa, and working with governors and legislators in the United States on clean energy policy. She holds an LLB, an LLM in International Trade Law and an MBA.