Extractives Adviser; Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department (GOSAC); Economic Development Directorate; UK Department for International Development (DFID)
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Supporting Countries

Rhona Birchall is the Extractives Governance Adviser for the UK Department for International Development.

Having joined DFID in 2008, Rhona has over 10 years of experience delivering governance programmes, organising international high-level events, leading cross-government negotiations, and building consensus among different stakeholders in countries such as Afghanistan, Belgium, India, Indonesia, Mexico and USA. In her current position as Extractives Governance Adviser, Rhona covers all issues related to better governance, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in relation to the extractives sector.

Prior to joining DFID, Rhona worked in both the UK and European Parliament and as a political consultant on environmental, customs, intellectual property and tax policy and legislation. Rhona studied Political Sciences at SciencesPo-Rennes and holds a Masters from the University of Edinburgh in EU Competition Law and Politics.