Co-Founder and Co-Director
Charmian Gooch is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Global Witness, which addresses the links between natural resource exploitation and the funding of conflict and corruption. She jointly led Global Witness's first campaign, exposing the trade in timber between the Khmer Rouge and Thai logging companies and their political and military backers. Gooch also developed and launched Global Witness's second ground-breaking campaign, combating blood diamonds. Global Witness was nominated for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on conflict diamonds. In 2005, Gooch received the Gleitsman International Activist Award.