Audrey Gaughran oversees the organization’s work across more than 20 resource-rich countries. Audrey joined NRGI in January 2018.
Prior to this she worked at Amnesty International for 14 years, where she held a variety of director-level roles, including deputy director for business and human rights, Africa director, and senior director of research. From 2010, as director of global issues and research, Audrey was responsible for Amnesty International’s global work on corporate accountability and extractive industries as well as social and economic rights, technology and the arms trade. She was Amnesty International’s chief advisor on the intersection of economics and human rights.
Before joining Amnesty International, Audrey worked with the United Nations in southern Africa and for environmental organizations in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
Audrey originally trained as a journalist at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a post-graduate diploma in environmental policy and a master’s degree in human rights from Birkbeck Law School, University of London.
She has researched and authored numerous articles and reports on the social and economic impacts of extractive industries, global investment frameworks and the impact of multinational corporations on human rights and the environment.