Critical Resource appoints two new members to Senior Advisory Panel

By Jonathan Dyble
Energy and mining advisory firm Critical Resource has announced the appointment of two new industry leaders to its Senior Advisory Panel: Simon Thompson...

Energy and mining advisory firm Critical Resource has announced the appointment of two new industry leaders to its Senior Advisory Panel: Simon Thompson and Evy Hambro.

“Today Critical Resource is delighted to announce two new members of its Senior Advisory Panel, bringing together eminent figures from industry, finance, global development, the media, and academia to address sustainability and ‘license to operate’ challenges facing the energy and mining sectors,” the company said.

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Hambro joins due to her experience as the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of the Natural Resources Equity team at BlackRock, renowned as being one of the world’s leading resources investors.

Thompson meanwhile is set to become the Chairman of Rio Tinto commencing March 2018, having previously held senior positions in Tullow Oil, Newmont Mining and Anglo American.

The announcement comes amid a growing level of recognition on issues including climate change and human rights within these industries, with the pair having been brought in to provide improved guidance on social responsibility.

“We are delighted to have attracted such an eminent and globally-respected group of individuals to join our Panel,” said Critical Resource’s Managing Director and Founder, Daniel Litvin.

“At a time when companies are facing growing challenges in managing issues as diverse and complex as climate change, resource nationalism, and corruption, their commitment reflects the growing recognition within and beyond the industry of the need for companies to tackle these risks in a highly proactive, strategic and responsible way.”

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