Caroline specialises in forest governance and oversees ClientEarth’s Africa programming. She focuses on supporting our forest team, including our in-country legal associates and national partners, to deliver legal support and capacity building to NGOs and forest communities in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and the Republic of Congo.

This legal training allows national NGOs and forest communities to engage more confidently in discussions to make stronger forest laws and ensure these are implemented. Ultimately, the work seeks to reduce illegal logging, enforce communities’ rights and lead to more equitably and sustainably used forests.


Before joining ClientEarth, Caroline worked on climate and environmental issues for a variety of development organisations, including the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), where she specialised in green growth policy questions, and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), where she led projects looking at land use investments in southern and eastern Africa. She began her career working on clean energy policy for the Australian Federal Government.


Caroline graduated with first class honours from the Australian National University, with a double degree in Law and Arts (modern languages). She received her Masters in Environmental Law from McGill University, Canada.

I work to inspire people to use law to protect forests, and hope the impact of building legal skills creates long-term change