The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™
The politics of resources redefined™

Our network of 200+ industry and issue experts brings together high-level experience at some of the world’s leading resource companies, as well as on-the-ground intelligence in over 80 countries.

Industry and issue expertise

Examples of our advisors:

Edward Bickhamformer Executive VP, External Affairs, Anglo American plc

Michael Barron, former VP Corporate Affairs, BG Group

Robert Court, former Global Head of External Affairs, Rio Tinto

Andrew Cuthbertson, former VP Business Sustainability, AngloGold Ashanti


Didier Fohlen, former senior IFC social and environmental expert

Bennett Freeman, former SVP Sustainability, Calvert Investments


Andy Howard, former MD at Goldman Sachs and leading expert on climate change

Bruce Harvey, former head of Communities and Social Performance at Rio Tinto


Dr Paul Mitchell, leading environmental and social expert in the resources sector

David Rice, former chief of staff for government & public affairs, BP


Jill Shankleman, former Senior Social and Environmental Specialist at the World Bank

Varda Shine, former CEO of De Beers Trading Company


* Please note this is a short, illustrative (rather than complete) list of our industry and issue experts

Country and local expertise

Examples of our advisors:

Eric Benjaminson, former US Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé

Steve Botts, Lima-based former VP Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti Americas

Dr James Bond, former World Bank Director for West Africa

Emmy Bosten, Maputo-based former GM External Affairs for Rio Tinto in Mozambique

João Carlos de Luca, former Board member of Petrobras

Erick Kabendera, Dar es Salaam-based political analyst specialised in the extractive industries

Dr Muzong Kodi, expert on African politics and anti-corruption issues Jean-Bruno Ramahefarivo, Antananarivo-based former special advisor to the President of Madagascar

Aziz Mekouar, former Moroccan Ambassador to the US, Italy and Angola

Patricia Moller, former US Ambassador to Guinea and Serbia

Dr James Lyon, Belgrade-based expert on political and conflict risk in CE Europe

Andrés Rozental, former Mexican Ambassador to the UK and advisor to the President of Mexico

John Youle, Lima-based stakeholder relations expert for Latin America

Phil Carter, Former US ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea

Dr Mesut Soylu, Ankara-based government relations expert

Dickson Jere, Lusaka-based former advisor to the President of Zambia

Nfamara Balde, former senior Guinean government official

Negbalee Warner, Monrovia-based former head, Liberia EITI