Audrey Gaughran

Audrey Gaughran

Senior Director for Regional Programs Natural Resource Governance Institute

Audrey Gaughran is the Senior Director for Regional Programs at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). She oversees the organization’s work across more than 20 resource rich countries, including providing advice to governments, working with civil society partners and engaging with investors. She is also involved in a number of global initiatives on governance and transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector.   

Audrey joined NRGI in January 2018.  Prior to this she work at Amnesty International where she held a variety of roles including Deputy Director for Business and Human Rights, Africa Director and Senior Director of Research. Before joining Amnesty International Audrey worked with the United Nations in southern Africa and for environmental organizations in Asia.
Originally trained as a journalist at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland, Audrey 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 extractive industries, global investment frameworks and the impact of multinational corporations on human rights and the environment.