Anne-Claire Howard


Anne-Claire joined Bettercoal as Executive Director in January 2017 and brings over 15 years’ experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management in mining, oil and gas. Prior to joining Bettercoal, she worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Shell, Eurasia Group and Adam Smith International. She has ensured that through sustained stakeholder interaction that the commercial business imperatives are not impacted by regulatory, political, environmental and social risks.

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 member of the first cohort of the Franco-British Young Leaders Network.