Julia Baxter Appointed Director Programs & Initiatives

The Development Partner Institute (DPI) is delighted to announce that Julia Baxter has commenced in the role of Director Programs and Initiatives.

With more than 10 years’ experience spanning the extractive industries as an advisor focussed on shared value and sustainability in the mining sector, Julia has worked with industry, government and development partners, leading programs seeking to maximise the developmental impact of the sector, strengthen governance and effectively manage risk.

Julia holds a BA in Philosophy from Kings College London, an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London and an MBA in International Mineral Resource Management from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee. 

Julia has extensive experience in a number of African countries, Mongolia, and Papua New Guinea and she brings this experience to this role where she will be responsible for oversight of DPI’s programs and initiatives, together with continuing to focus on building out the work of DPI in Africa.

“We are delighted that Julia has joined us at DPI as we continue to develop our organisation and its contribution to mining as a development partner in economic and social progress,” said Wendy Tyrrell, Executive Director of DPI. “Julia brings the right mix of development expertise and commitment to the values and ethos of DPI. Julia’s experience building relationships across the spectrum of mining companies, government, and donor-funded mining initiatives and the energy she brings to her work will add significantly to our team at DPI,” she said.

“Julia joins DPI at an exciting time for the organisation as we continue to build on our base of geographic work in southern Africa and Latin America and our initiatives on renewable energy for mines and communities, inclusion and diversity, and responsible sourcing.”

“I’m excited to be working with such a forward thinking organisation such as the DPI,” said Baxter. “It represents a unique space for the sector to come together on key issues, coupling multi-stakeholder deep dialogue with an outcome-led approach; a unique and highly attractive proposition for our complex sector, rife with opportunity.”

Julia will be London-based, allowing us to continue to build our footprint across the world. As a thoroughly modern organisation with a global reach, we are continuing  to build on the model of a small, agile team as a way to achieve global impact.


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Building on work catalyzed and incubated by the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), the DPI was launched in 2017 with its central mission to create mining as an integrated and proactive development partner, delivering on economic, environmental and social shared purpose. The DPI engages across the mining ecosystem to build bridges amongst stakeholders and advance innovative thinking about the role of mining in society.

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