Charmian Gooch

Director and Co-Founder, Global Witness

Skoll Awardee


Charmian Gooch is co-founder and director of Global Witness, a non-profit campaigning organisation that addresses the links between natural resource exploitation and the funding of conflict and corruption. She jointly led Global Witness' first campaign, exposing the trade in timber between the Khmer Rouge and Thai logging companies and their political and military backers. Charmian also developed and launched Global Witness' second groundbreaking campaign, combating blood diamonds. Charmian is involved in the strategic leadership of Global Witness and speaks publicly across these issues. Global Witness was nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on conflict diamonds, and in 2005 Charmian received the Gleitsman International Activist Award. Charmian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader Alumni Group.