Margot Gibbs is an investigative journalist specialising in UK facilitation of corruption, natural resources and the environment.

Until December 2020 Margot was an investigative journalist at Finance Uncovered. She has covered corruption in the Nigerian oil industry for Africa Confidential, revealed secret contracts underpinning a private tax haven in the Marshall Islands, and produced critically-acclaimed radio for BBC Radio 4.

Working with NGOs, Margot has investigated corruption in the arms industry and the London property market, financing of environmentally destructive palm oil projects in Indonesia, and conflicts of interest in the UK accounting regulator.

She is an expert in obtaining documents via freedom of information laws and has uncovered stories which have provoked policy changes in the UK and internationally.

Margot Gibbs

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Margot Gibbs
Investigative journalist
UK facilitation of corruption, natural resources and the environment
United Kingdom

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Hard Labour: How a lack of regulation puts Kenyan surrogates at risk

  • Exploitation
  • Healthcare
  • Trafficking

NAIROBI - This story uncovers a multitude of worrying allegations about the unregulated surrogacy industry in Kenya.

How Frank Timis uses UK-registered companies to exploit Africa's resources

  • Corruption
  • Economy
  • Energy
  • Industry

FREETOWN - Following BBC's Panorama investigation into secret oil and gas deal corruption between one of City's most controversial businessmen, Frank Timis, and the Senegalese president's brother, Aliou Sall, a team of journalists from Britain and Sierra Leone funded by our Money Trail grant programme can reveal further insight into just how questionable this deal was.

New oil town Senegal

The Oatly Chronicles: Can Capitalism Ever Be Sustainable?

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

MALMÖ - In 1994, the world’s first oat milk company was born in Sweden.