Vicky Bowman

Director at Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business

Vicky Bowman is the Director of Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). Prior to this role, she led Rio Tinto’s policy approach to transparency, human rights and resource nationalism / resource curse issues from 2011. Vicky has also served in various diplomatic capacities, including Director of Global and Economic Issues and G8 sous-Sherpa for the United Kingdom from 2008-2011 and Head of the Southern Africa Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government from 2006-2007.

Vicky served as ambassador of the UK to Myanmar from 2002-2006 and as second secretary in the Embassy from 1990-1993. She has also worked in Brussels as Member of Cabinet of European Commissioner Chris Patten (1999-2002) and as press spokeswoman for the UK representation to the EU (1996-1999).