Mary Fitzgerald

director of expression Open Society Foundations

Mary Fitzgerald is Director of Expression at Open Society Foundations.

She was previously editor-in-chief and CEO of the global news outlet openDemocracy, where she built an award-winning team of journalists and oversaw major growth in the organization’s reach and impact. For example, she established an investigative journalism unit, led and won campaigns to force transparency from governments and tech firms, and created organizational capacity to report in a number of new languages and countries. In addition to her experience at openDemocracy, Mary previously served as a senior campaigner with the global organization Avaaz, where she organized campaigns to defend human rights and expose corruption.

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