Mining & Social Responsibility Expert
Dr. Chris Anderson has worked as a senior executive in the mining industry in more than fifteen countries for almost twenty years including with Rio Tinto, Newmont Mining and Normandy Mining. In addition, he is a practicing academic and a field anthropologist with community experience with Indigenous peoples around the world.
Chris is currently Principal at Yirri LLC, a boutique consulting company specializing in Social Performance counsel. He is a board member of the World Bank Institute’s Open Contracting Initiative, past chair of the International Council on Mining & Metals Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples Working Group, and was Alumnus of the Year in 2013 at the University of Queensland. His specialties include process building for Free Prior& Informed Consent, stakeholder engagement training and general Communities & Social Performance assessment and strategy in the extractive sector.
Dr. Anderson holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia where he is also an Adjunct Professor.