Gillian Davidson

Advisory Board

Gillian Davidson

CEO/MD and Chair of the Board of the Institute of Women In Mining (IWIM), Scotland


Gillian is a leader in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and responsible supply chains with extensive experience in the extractives and natural resources sectors. She is currently a sustainability advisor to global mining companies and international organisations. She is a Non-Executive Director at New Gold Inc and Lydian International, both gold development companies, where she also chairs the Sustainability Committees of the Board.

Gillian previously served as the Head of Mining & Metals at the World Economic Forum and Head of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources. Gillian is a member of the Boards of the Global Battery Alliance and Cobalt Institute; a fellow of Chatham House, The Royal Society of International Affairs; a co-chair of the Resolve Natural Resources and the Energy Leadership Council.

Earlier she held a number of roles in social justice and sustainability, including postdoctoral researcher on migration and development; policy researcher at Law Society of England and Wales; senior consultant to not-for-profit and government sectors on social justice, economic development and capacity building; Senior Policy Adviser, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand; Social and economic lead for Environmental Mining Consultancy.; member of executive committee of Global Battery Alliance; Advisory Council member of Good&Green, and regional co-chair of Governor General of Canada Leadership Conference.

She holds an MA (Hons) in Geography from the  University of Glasgow, and a  PhD in Development Economics and Geography, University of Liverpool.

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