I am an independent writer/editor/researcher and consultant and have worked in the UK and international NGO/non-profit sectors for more than 25 years. My areas of expertise include business and human rights, corporate and investor responsibility and sustainability, environment and development, civil society partnerships and coalition building. Besides research, writing and editing, my skills include advocacy, campaigning, policy analysis, strategy, facilitation, and people and project management.
From 2011 to 2021 I led the work of Publish What You Pay UK, the UK chapter of the global coalition to achieve transparency, accountability, justice and sustainability in the extractive (oil, gas and mining) industries. As part of this work, for most of 2013-21 I represented civil society on the Multi-Stakeholder Group (national commission) of the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
From 1996 to 2011 I managed people, projects and programmes for three NGOs: Minority Rights Group International, OneWorld International and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility. I have authored and edited/co-edited several books and co-authored/edited numerous reports. My previous work included teaching environment studies as an Open University associate lecturer and editing books for academic and specialist publishers.
I was educated at Liverpool University, Imperial College London, and Birkbeck, University of London.
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