Speaker BIO

Quinn McKew is the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, the leading international freedom of expression organisation. As a graduate of both Stanford (international relations and the environment) and Georgetown University (MBA in non-profit management), McKew’s experience has spanned both the public, private, and third sectors. Since joining ARTICLE 19 in 2011 she has played a vital role in developing a world-leading programme of work on digital infrastructure and human rights and become a leading voice on the protection of civic space from a rights-based perspective. She is also a board member of The Equal Rights Trust – an international organization combating discrimination.

Prior to joining ARTICLE 19, Quinn was a senior strategist with a London-based consultancy specialising in sustainability, working with major corporations to develop the means to integrate sustainability into their operations. This was part of a life-long passion for the natural world which saw her progress from research fellow with the World Wildlife Fund to lead the American Rivers Wild River Campaign as Senior Director of the organization, during which she had access to the highest levels of state and federal government. Quinn also helped to launch the Georgetown Women’s Leadership Initiative while working towards her MBA.