Global Witness are looking for a Chair of the Finance and Remuneration Committee.
Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet. We want climate-critical forests and biodiversity to thrive and fossil fuels to stay in the ground. We want corporations to respect the earth and human rights and governments to protect and listen to their citizens, and the online world to be free from misinformation and hate.
Through our bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning and advocacy, we have catalysed change worldwide to challenge the systems that enable these harms. Right now, our work is needed more than ever. We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed, and civic freedoms are deteriorating. The abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as big corporations go unchecked in exploiting people and the planet, with governments complicit or turning a blind eye.
We know we can't do this work alone. It is only through working with campaigners, civil society groups and others that we can take on some of the most influential players that are propagating corruption, human rights abuses, and environmental destruction. But none of these ambitions is possible without substantial and sustained financial health and taking the proper steps to strengthen our organisation.
We are looking to appoint an exceptional Chair of the Finance and Remuneration Committee with excellent leadership skills and a global perspective. The successful candidate will be a visible leader who displays a global perspective and who will bring their integrity and lead by example, to bring a robust, skilled, and supportive voice to the governance of Global Witness.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisors Jess Stockford or Børge Andreassen at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920, or email
Potential applicants should read through the full external engagement policy before applying. If you believe that a current or potential relationship may constitute a conflict of interest or reputational risk, we are happy to talk to you about this in more detail.