Bernard Taylor has worked with NGOs in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and the United Kingdom. He joined PAC when it managed a $75M project fund for Africa. He has wide experience in project management, as well as with multistakeholder processes related to natural resource governance and conflict. He has overseen PAC’s support for the Kimberley Process, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and Publish What You Pay.
Director, Finance and Administration
Josée Létourneau brings to PAC a strong background in finance and administration within a variety of non-profit organizations. She also has considerable experience in event and conference management, and has international work experience in Togo, Mali, Nicaragua and Nepal.
Director, Great Lakes Programme
Prior to joining PAC in 2011, Joanne Lebert was based at the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, where she developed and supported research and policy advocacy related to gender-based sexual violence in conflict settings in Africa, and examined its intersections with the extractive industries. She was also Deputy Director at the Canadian NGO, Peacebuild, where she worked to strengthen Canadian foreign policy options and practice. Previously, she carried out anthropological fieldwork for her doctoral studies in Namibia and Angola and was a Visiting Fellow in Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford. She has lectured at Carleton University and worked for the OSCE in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, Amnesty International and CARE International-Zambia.
Director of Research
Alan Martin worked as a researcher to the late Jack Layton in Canada's Parliament, prior to joining PAC. Before that he spent over a decade working as a journalist in Canada, the UK and various countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also taught international journalism as an Adjunct Professor within Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. Born and raised in Southern Africa, he holds a Master’s degree in conflict and development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Kady Seguin leads the PWYP-Canada Capacity Building Project for African civil society PWYP members and PAC’s work on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. She holds a M.A. in the field of Globalization and International Development from the University of Ottawa. Her research focused on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, a multistakeholder initiative in the area of security and human rights in the extractive sector. While completing her M.A. programme, she worked with the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) in the University of Ottawa.
Director, Publish What You Pay Canada
Claire Woodside holds a M.A. in Political Science from Dalhousie University, where she completed a thesis focused on the implementation of EITI in Nigeria. She is currently a doctoral candidate with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University where her thesis research focuses on company-community conflicts in the mining sector. Prior to joining PWYP-Canada in 2012, Claire worked and consulted on a variety of extractive sector issues for NGOs, think tanks, Canadian government departments and universities. She has also actively supported and been a consultant with PWYP-Canada since its inception in 2008.