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Vanessa Herringshaw

Director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative

Vanessa Herringshaw is Director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative. Her work has centred on strengthening accountability and governance, in areas including economic policy and poverty reduction, the extractive sector, health services and children’s rights.

Vanessa spent four years living in South Asia, working with communities, donors and governments. She joined Save the Children UK, developing organisational strategy, coordinating advocacy and finally heading the Economic Policy Unit. As Director of Capacity Building, then Director of Advocacy at the Revenue Watch Institute, she worked with civil society, governments, MPs and media from around the world to bring oil, gas and mining deals and money flows from out of the shadows. She has been running the Transparency and Accountability Initiative since 2012.

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