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Executive Director

Bettercoal, United Kingdom

Anne-Claire Howard joined Bettercoal in 2017. As Executive Director she is responsible for the operational management of this multi-stakeholder industry association focusing on building a more responsible coal supply chain. She has over 15 years’ experience in raw materials (mining, oil and gas) sustainability, good governance and responsible supply chains having held positions with Royal Dutch Shell, Eurasia Group and the International Finance Corporation, Adam Smith International & Doctors Without Borders.


Throughout her career, Anne-Claire has focused on the commercially sustainable development of oil, gas & mining projects and extractive sector governance. She has successfully delivered projects touching on sustainable supply chain, local economic development, political, social and environmental risk assessment, governance capacity building and non-technical risk management in developing countries. She has been involved in oil, gas and mining projects and businesses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. Anne-Claire is a graduate of Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and Science Po Paris. She is a member of the first cohort of the Franco-British Young Leaders Network and sits on the Coal Industry Advisory Board.