Josie Stewart

Associate Fellow; Director, Global Defence and Security Programme, Transparency International


Josie Stewart is Director of Transparency International’s Global Defence and Security Programme, where she leads a team working towards a world where governments, the armed forces, and arms transfers are transparent, accountable, and free from corruption.

Prior to her current role, as a Senior Governance Adviser at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Josie established and led FCDO’s team focused on combatting illicit finance, working closely across government, law enforcement and with partners in the private sector and civil society. Her focus was on the political economy of illicit finance and on building influence in the UK, in multilateral fora, and with partners in other global financial centres.

Josie also has extensive expertise in conflict, security and development, and is particularly interested in the interplays between corruption, illicit finance, and conflict in the developing world. She has lived and worked in Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and the UAE.

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