Patrick Alley

Director and Co-Founder, Global Witness

Skoll Awardee


Patrick Alley is a director of Global Witness and co-founded the organisation in 1993. He took part in Global Witness’ first investigations into the Thai-Khmer Rouge timber trade in 1995, and since then has taken part in over fifty field investigations in South East Asia, Africa and Europe, and in subsequent advocacy activities. In addition to his cross-organisational involvement, based on the organisation’s experience in tackling conflict diamonds, and former Liberian President Charles Taylor’s arms for timber trade, Patrick focuses on the thematic issue of conflict resources, and on forest and land issues, especially challenging industrial scale logging and land grabbing in the tropics. In addition, he is involved in the strategic leadership of Global Witness.