SAGE Foundation and RAID founder
Patricia Feeney’s career has been spent on the front lines of human rights and humanitarian work in Latin America and Africa. She has held senior roles and conducted extensive field experience with Amnesty International, where she investigated the enforced disappearance of thousands of opponents of the Argentine military juntas, and with Oxfam, where she studied the impact of development projects funded by international financial institutions.
In 1998, Patricia founded RAID and was its first Executive Director until retiring in 2017. She developed RAID’s work, ranging from legal actions against mining companies complicit in war crimes to pressing stock markets for more effective regulation of companies involved in corruption and human rights abuses.
Patricia read modern languages at London University, and has worked as a consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and advised the UK Government on corporate governance. Currently, she is a senior adviser at the SAGE Fund that supports innovative campaigns in the Global South to strengthen the human rights accountability of powerful economic actors.