Our Team


Peter Bryant – Board Chair
Wendy Tyrrell – Executive Director
Kulvir Singh Gill – Associate Director
Sarah Blau – Marketing & Communications Manager
Brianna Goodlin – Program & Design Specialist
Paul Johnson – Finance Manager

Advisory Council

Andrew Cheatle
Senior Vice President, Africa
Forbes & Manhattan Resources

Claire Esbenshade
Manager Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development & Government Relations, ArcelorMittal Mining

David Chen

David de Launay
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Dee Bradshaw
University Of Cape Town

Gordon Bogden
Black Loon Metals

Harry Kim

Jason Norman
RTI International

Jeff Geipel
Mining Shared Value, Engineers Without Borders

John Bianchini

Jon Samuel
Anglo American

Kelvin Dushnisky
Barrick Gold

Lana Eagle
Lana Eagle Consulting

Mark Cutifani
Anglo American

Mark Fewell
Roadtrip Nation

Mark Podlasly
Tribal Sovereign Wealth Fund – Nlaka’pamux Legacy Trust

Marni Rabasso
Dassault Systèmes

Melissa Rowe
RAND Corporation

Mxolisi Mgojo
Exxaro Resources

Mzila Mthenjane
Exxaro Resources

Peter Sinclair
Barrick Gold

Ray Offenheiser
Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development

Rev. Séamus Finn
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Sian Hansen
Senior Advisor, Oxford Investment Consultants
Director of JP Morgan Multi-Asset Trust PLC

Simon C. Wandke
CEO & EVP, ArcelorMittal Mining

Veronica Nyhan Jones
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Board of Directors

Peter Bryant – Chair
Jon Samuel – Representing Funders
Kulvir Singh Gill – Founding Executive Director
Wendy Tyrrell – Executive Director

Our Supporters (2012-2014 KIN Catalyst)

A diverse group of experts and leaders came together to catalyze and incubate The Approach. We are thankful to these individuals and the organizations they represented at the time of their participation. We are also grateful for the financial support of these visionary organizations who generously invested in this initiative.

Individual Supporters Of The Catalyst

Mark Cutifani
Anglo American

Peter Bryant
Kellogg Innovation Network

Allison Forrest
Resource Capital Funds

Clare Lockhart
Institute for State Effectiveness

David Meldrum

Diego Areces
Schneider Electric

David Willick
GE Mining

Derek Mathieson
Baker Hughes

Erik Christensen

Gordon J. Bogden

Jennie Hunter-Cevera
RTI International

Jonathan Samuel
Anglo American

Kulvir Gill
Clareo Partners

Luiz Mello

Mark Podlasly
First Nations Energy and Mining Council

Myriam Méndez-Montalvo
The Ford Foundation

Philip Schwehm
RTI International

Prishani Satyapal
AngloGold Ashanti

Ray Offenheiser
Oxfam America

Ricardo Vescovi

Sean Knierim
MacArthur Foundation

Stephanie Wolcott
Kellogg Innovation Network

Rev. Séamus P. Finn
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Financial Supporters Of The KIN Catalyst


Baker Hughes




General Electric

Schneider Electric