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Global Witness Trust

The Trust supports initiatives that seek to expose and highlight the impact that natural resource exploitation and environmental damage have on the human rights of people in resource-rich countries.

Global Witness Trust is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (no. 1117844, registered in England & Wales).  It is governed by a voluntary board of trustees who are independent of Global Witness. 

Christopher Mitchell, Chair of the Trust

Chris is an award-winning writer, producer and director of television documentaries on international affairs. He has a particular interest in the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, and his films have been shown on many of the world's leading TV networks. He has written for the Sunday Times and Independent on Sunday, and has contributed a chapter to a recent book about the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Oxford University, the Royal College of Art and the National Film School. Chris’s charitable work includes three years as a board member of the Catholic Institute for International Relations.

Caroline Digby

Caroline Digby is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI). The latter focuses on promoting responsible mining in Africa through short course training, applied research and dialogue. 

A development economist by training, Caroline has worked in the field of mining, sustainability, education and regeneration for over twenty-five years and has broad international experience in working in partnership with industry, the academic sector and not-for profits.  Prior to her current post, she was Sustainability Director at the Eden Project in the UK for nine years, where she had responsibility for all their education and outreach programmes. She also ran the Post-Mining Alliance – a team interested in promoting better practice in post-mining regeneration. 

Caroline has previously held posts at the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Institute for Environment and Development and consulting group CRU International. She was the research director for the global Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development project from 2000-2002. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, University of British Columbia and Trinity College Dublin. She is a founding trustee of Global Witness Trust.

Jeremy Bristow

Jeremy Bristow is a retired producer who formerly ith the BBC Natural History Unit. Starting his career in journalism and current affairs, he decided to concentrate on environmental issues after witnessing the deforestation during a filming trip to Cambodia in 1995; going on to produce films on climate change with Sir David Attenborough and win major international film awards in Britain, the US, Brazil, China and Japan.

Tony Stevenson

Tony Stevenson is currently the Managing Director of the Whitechapel Gallery. From 2008-2013 he was Finance & ICT Director of the Roundhouse arts venue in Camden, and he has previously held senior Finance roles with the Young Vic Theatre, Ocean Music Trust, Almeida Theatre Company and Verso Books Ltd. He has also undertaken freelance finance & IT consultant positions for a variety of arts, publishing and media organisations in both the charitable and commercial sectors.