Joanna Turner

Partner

London

Joanna Turner is the Partner managing the London based Global Client Services team. She is responsible for leading the account management and new business team and for defining and driving our sales strategy in the UK market. She manages our major UK based oil and gas clients and a growing number of renewable energy clients.

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Joanna Turner is the Partner managing the London based Global Client Services team. She is responsible for leading the account management and new business team and for defining and driving our sales strategy in the UK market. She manages our major UK based oil and gas clients and a growing number of renewable energy clients. She has taken a lead in developing our labour welfare and human rights work in the Europe and Africa region.


Some of the projects she has worked on recently are:
  • New market entry assessments for a multinational oil and gas company across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Community engagement assessment and strategy for an international mining company.
  • Multi-country assessment looking at the threats likely to be faced by an extractive company operating in six sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Board level briefing for PE firm advising on market entry strategy and mitigation.


Before joining Control Risks, Joanna was an Assistant Director at Malachite, a strategic advisory firm focusing on frontier markets. She led teams across Africa and Asia, and delivered new market assessments and implementation advice for multinationals in the energy, mining and financial services sectors. Joanna also spent seven years in East Africa working for the United Nations, living in Sudan and Kenya, and has travelled extensively across the continent. She brings deep field experience and a strong network of contacts throughout East and West Africa from her time at the UN. She has also worked at UN Headquarters in New York for the UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Bureau.

Joanna has an MSc in Human Sciences from Oxford University and received an MA (with Distinction) in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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