Mike is the Asia Director of Global Witness, an NGO that exposes the hidden links between the demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction. His work with Global Witness has encompassed field investigations, managing information-gathering networks, international lobbying and working with the media. Mike personally works to break the links between conflict and extraction of natural resources. He is passionate about ensuring that global leaders are involved in the ending of damaging practices such as deforestation and the mining of ‘conflict resources’. Currently, he is leading a transparency campaign with Global Witness about the army associated jade mining companies in Myanmar. Mike was also a member of the Expert Advisory Group on Conflict and Peace Building with the UNEP.