Anthea Lawson is an activist and writer who has worked on campaigns to shut down tax havens, prevent banks from facilitating corruption and environmental devastation, and control the arms trade. At Global Witness, she launched a prize-winning campaign that changed the rules on secret company ownership and resulted in new laws in dozens of countries. She has published opinion pieces in the Financial Times, Guardian and New York Times, and essays in Dark Mountain, where she has worked as an editor.
Anthea began her career as a reporter at The Times, where she also had a book review column. She was a judge for the Betty Trask Award in 2004. She studied History at Cambridge, graduating with a first.
She is still campaigning to get a safe pedestrian crossing at the end of her road.
Her first book, The Entangled Activist: Learning to Recognise the Master’s Tools, was published by Perspectiva Press in 2021.