13 February 2024

Welcoming Accountability Counsel’s new Executive Director

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we share with you that, after an exhaustive search, Margaux Day has been appointed Accountability Counsel’s next Executive Director.

“Across the team and Board of Directors, the overwhelming sentiment is that Margaux’s strong leadership and substantive expertise, demonstrated commitment to our mission and our values, and clear vision make her the right candidate to lead Accountability Counsel in this exciting next chapter.” – Kim Keller, Board Chair

Margaux will take on the Executive Director role at a time when Accountability Counsel’s mission – and our collective effort – to shift power to communities protecting their land, livelihoods, and environment is as urgent as ever. Margaux will begin her tenure as Executive Director on February 26, 2024 and will be based in our Washington, DC office.

“I’m ready for and excited about our critical work ahead – including new cases, new resources for communities seeking justice, and opportunities to safeguard financial flows themselves – as we adhere to our community-led and respect-based approaches. Together, as a global community of advocates, we will hold financial institutions accountable for their impact on people and the planet.” – Margaux Day

Accountability Counsel’s Board also wants to take this moment to express our gratitude to Lani Inverarity for her exceptional leadership as Interim Executive Director. We are fortunate to continue to benefit from her leadership as Lani returns to her role as Director of Programs and Strategy.

“It has been such a privilege to serve Accountability Counsel and its mission as Interim Executive Director. I’m thrilled to be able to support Margaux in this next phase as she leads us to even greater heights. I also look forward to staying in close touch with our incredible partners and donors as I return to substantive projects that I am deeply passionate about.” – Lani Inverarity

From the entire AC team and board, we thank you for your continued support for Accountability Counsel and our mission. We are so grateful to be part of this incredible community of advocates and allies working together to defend human rights, demand climate justice, and strengthen community power.

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