Anne-Claire Howard was appointed as ResponsibleSteel’s first CEO in March 2021 joining from her previous role as Executive Director of Bettercoal. She leads the steel industry’s first global multi-stakeholder standard and certification initiative aimed at maximising steel’s contribution to a sustainable society.
She has over 15 years’ experience in raw materials (mining, oil and gas) sustainability, good governance and responsible supply chains having held positions with Royal Dutch Shell, Eurasia Group and the International Finance Corporation, Adam Smith International & Doctors Without Borders. Throughout her career, Anne-Claire has focused on the commercially sustainable development of oil, gas & mining projects and extractive sector governance. She has successfully delivered projects touching on sustainable supply chain, local economic development, political, social and environmental risk assessment, governance capacity building and non-technical risk management in developing countries. She has been involved in oil, gas and mining projects and businesses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.
Anne-Claire is a graduate of Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies and Science Po Paris. She is a member of the first cohort of the Franco-British Young Leaders Network. She is a French national and has two young daughters.
Anne-Claire joined the board of Levin Sources in June 2021. She says of her appointment:
"I am honoured to join the Board of Levin Sources as an NED. Having spent my career in the extractives industry, I strongly believe in driving good governance in the mining sector and support the fundemental role it will play in the energy transition. I fully support the organisation's belief that the minerals sector has tremendous potential as an agent of positive societal change. I look forward to supporting the CEO and her team in this challenging yet exciting journey."