Mining and Sustainable Development Expert
Since 2002, Nathan has worked with the executive leadership of the mining industry to reduce sustainability risk. This work has spanned five continents and addressed active mines, advanced projects and early stage development. Over the course of his career, Nathan has led the World Economic Forum’s mining and metals industry practice, and has spent significant time with Alcan and Rio Tinto, where he focused upon sustainability strategy at active mines and project development in West Africa, Australia and South America.
Nathan has also worked closely with leading NGOs and academic institutions to collaboratively address the industry’s most pressing challenges and served as an advisor to the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) CSR Counsellor.
Nathan is currently an external consultant to the International Finance Corporation focusing upon the financial valuation of sustainability risk. Until late 2014, Nathan served as Vice President, Sustainability, Americas for AngloGold Ashanti, where he was intimately involved in addressing the sustainability challenges associated with developing new mining projects in Colombia.
Nathan’s academic background is in biological sciences, environmental policy and international relations. He holds a B.Sc. from McGill University, a M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), and a graduate certificate from the University of Cambridge.