Multi-Stakeholder Group

Multi-Stakeholder Group

The UK EITI MSG is responsible for overseeing and agreeing all decisions on EITI implementation. Find out more about their work and MSG members.

The UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) lies at the heart of EITI implementation in the UK and is responsible for overseeing and agreeing all decisions on implementation.

Some of the functions of the MSG include determining the scope of UK EITI, developing the work plan and appointing an administrator to carry out the reconciliation.

Find out more about the role of the MSG in our Terms of Reference

The MSG is composed of representatives from three constituencies: government, industry and civil society.

MSG members ensure that the views of their constituency are taken into account when making decisions on EITI implementation. If you are interested in becoming a member of the MSG then please contact the UK EITI Secretariat.

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MSG Members

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    Sophia Brecknell

    Chair

    Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) & Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ)

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    Mike Tholen

    Alternate Member

    Sustainability Director

    Offshore Energies UK (OEUK)

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    Kirsty Benham

    Alternate Member

    Founder 

    Critical Minerals Association

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    Dr Patrick Foster

    Full Member

    Head of Camborne School of Mines

    Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter

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    Jacqui Akinlosotu

    Full Member

    Head of Tax

    Eni UK Limited

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    John Bowater

    Full Member

    Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive

    Aggregate Industries

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    Aurelie Delannoy

    Alternate Member

    Director Economic Affairs

    Mineral Products Association

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    Tilly Prior

    Alternate Member

    Senior Programme Officer - Business Integrity

    Transparency International UK

     

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    Madeline Young

    Alternate Member

    Associate Lecturer

    University of Exeter

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    Martyn Gordon

    Full Member

    Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

    Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

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    Professor Hafez Abdo

    Full Member

    Associate Professor of Accounting and Challenge Lead

    University of Nottingham Energy Institute

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    Chara de Lacey

    Full Member

    Acting Head of Business Integrity

    Transparency International UK

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    Professor Muhammad Azizul Islam

    Full Member

    Chair in Accountancy & Professor in Sustainability Accounting & Transparency

    University of Aberdeen Business School

     

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    Johann MacDougall

    Alternate Member

    Onshore and Subsurface System Policy Unit

    Scottish Government

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    Mark Wilson

    Alternate Member

    Head of Minerals and Petroleum Branch

    Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland

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    Vacant

    Alternate Member

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    Leo Kellaway

    Alternate Member

    HM Revenue & Customs

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    Mike Earp

    Full Member

    Senior Economist and Fiscal Analyst

    North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)

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    Jeff Asser

    Full Member

    Assistant Director, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

    Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ)

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    Dr Richard Griffiths

    Alternate Member

    Fossil Fuel and Carbon Capture and Storage Licensing Manager

    Welsh Government

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    Nick Everington

    Full Member

    Portfolio Manager - Marine Minerals

    The Crown Estate

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    Lord Callanan

    Full Member

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

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    Mike Nash

    UK EITI Secretariat

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    Joel Watson

    UK EITI National Coordinator

Civil Society involvement in UK EITI

The participation of civil society organisations is central to the EITI process. The views of civil society in the UK EITI are represented by members of the UK EITI Civil Society Network (CSN) - a voluntary group of UK based non-governmental organisations and individual citizens committed to greater transparency and accountability in the extractive industries.

The CSN has currently seven organisational members, including the NRGI, Publish What You Pay UK, Article 19, Global Witness, Transparency International UK, Oxfam GB and ONE Campaign, and a number of individual members associated with various civil society organisations and academia.

Join the UK EITI Civil Society Network

Membership of the UK EITI CSN is open to UK based civil society organisations and individuals - subject to minimum criteria outlined in the CSN Membership Principles

We are seeking to broaden and diversify civil society representation on the Multi-Stakeholder Group to make EITI more relevant to UK communities affected by the extractive sector. We welcome in particular local organisations, interest groups and individuals representing views of UK local communities living close to the resource extraction projects to join the network.

Links:

UK EITI CSN Membership Principles

EITI Protocol: Participation of civil society

Latest reports

A key responsibility of the MSG is to oversee the production of annual EITI reports that pull together data from a wide range of sources from both government and industry bodies in an accessible format. These reports include data on the financial flows between government and industry. You can find the latest UK EITI payments data here.

View all publications & reports

UK EITI Work Plan

The MSG sets out its plans to meet the UK EITI objectives in annual work plans. You can see our work plans here.

View all workplans

Latest minutes

The minutes of all MSG meetings are uploaded to our website so that you can see what was discussed at each meeting and the decisions made. Here are our latest.

View all meeting minutes

Communications

The MSG have drafted and agreed a communications strategy to raise awareness of the work of UK EITI and of the importance of the extractives sector in the UK. A Communications Subgroup has been set to take forward the strategy.

Mainstreaming

In 2018 the MSG commissioned a feasibility study to explore the extent to which the EITI Standard can be achieved through systematic disclosure or ‘mainstreaming’ disclosure of data by companies and public authorities, rather than through EITI reporting.

The final version of the study was approved by the MSG in January 2019 and a subgroup of the MSG is currently taking forward the recommendations of the study. 
 

Open data policy

In January 2017 the MSG agreed an open data policy for UK EITI.  This ensures that UK EITI data are published in a standardised, open format, which is machine-readable and can be accessed by all. The MSG updated the policy in October 2021 and again in December 2023.