PWYP-US Confirms Carly Oboth as Director

Coalition will benefit from Oboth’s continued leadership and experience as a transparency policy expert, advocate, and campaigner.

The Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) coalition is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Carly Oboth to lead the coalition as Director.

Oboth joined PWYP-US in July 2021 as the Interim Director following the departure of previous coalition Director, Kathleen Brophy.  Following an open and competitive recruitment process, Oboth was selected to continue in the Director role on an ongoing basis.

Oboth brings rich experience to the coalition from consulting work and a history of engagement with PWYP-US member organizations on extractives transparency and governance issues.  During her time with Global Witness, she led dynamic advocacy campaigns to support the implementation of the key conflict minerals transparency law in the US, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which required extensive engagement with US government agencies (including the SEC) and Congress, Fortune 500 companies, and industry associations.  She also co-authored a seminal report on conflict minerals, Digging for Transparency, and has been routinely quoted as an expert on  supply chain due diligence and responsible mineral sourcing.

“We are thrilled to have Carly Oboth at the helm of PWYP-US as the coalition seeks to build on the achievements of the extractives transparency movement and expand the global normative framework for transparency into new areas,” said Joe Kraus, Policy Director at the ONE Campaign and member of the PWYP-US Steering Committee. “We are eager to see the coalition continue to flourish and grow in new ways under Carly’s leadership, as it seeks to ensure that transparency responds to the needs of citizens and communities in the context of the energy transition.”

In her time so far with PWYP-US, Ms. Oboth has led campaigns to hold mining, oil, and gas companies accountable for their lobbying and payments to governments disclosures, while also advancing the coalition’s longstanding work on Dodd-Frank Section 1504 and more recent work on extractive industries climate risk disclosure.   

“In the face of unprecedented political capture by the fossil fuel industry, continued revelations of extractive sector corruption, stranded asset risks and the rise of transition minerals, the oil, gas, and mining transparency movement is more important than ever,” said Carly Oboth, Director of PWYP-US.  “I’m honored to lead PWYP-US, a coalition that continues to be at the forefront of this critical global movement.”