Henry Hall is an Associate Director at Critical Resource. Having started at Critical Resource as an Associate in 2011 Henry now leads the company’s new business function, identifying new areas of work, developing key external relationships, leading client meetings and coordinating the team’s activities. In terms of geographic interests he is a generalist maintaining his knowledge and networks in most resource rich countries, but has particularly strong experience in coastal West Africa. While his primary focus is new business, he also continues to lead client selected assignments, including recent work in Madagascar, Mozambique and on energy firms’ climate change planning.
Henry joined Critical Resource from africapractice where he spent 12 months working on stakeholder engagement and media relations at a large mining project in Guinea. Prior to gaining his MSc in in ‘Political Economy of Late Development’ at the London School of Economics, Henry spent time in Washington DC at the Stimson Centre working on non-traditional security threats in the Indian Ocean region, including natural resource and water issues, and also at the Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty in the insurance sector. For his undergraduate degree Henry earned a first-class MA in History and Politics at Edinburgh University. For five years Henry also authored a blog on China’s engagement with Africa, and he has written extensively on the subject, and appeared on radio and television for various international media on a number of topics.