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Patrick Alley

Co-Founder and Board member, Global Witness

Skoll Awardee


Patrick Alley, Director and Co-founder of Global Witness
Patrick co-founded the NGO Global Witness in 1995. Patrick has taken part in over fifty field investigations in South East Asia, Africa and Europe and in subsequent advocacy activities. Patrick has developed several of Global Witness’ campaigns and focuses on corruption, conflict resources, forests and land & environmental defenders. He is a board director of Global Witness and is involved in the organisation’s strategic leadership.

Alongside his two co-founders, Patrick received the 2014 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Patrick is also a trustee of the OpenCorporates Trust Limited.

Regional Focus

Oceania, Central and Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Central America, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa