DPI Board and Team
DPI Board and Team
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Our board and team bring with them hundreds of years of working in and around mining, much of it focused on Sustainable Development, Communities, and Innovation.

We have a small but diverse Board, reflecting a mix of perspectives, sectoral experience, and geographies.

The DPI Mining team has worked all over the world, from Mongolia to Mexico, Botswana to Brazil, and Colombia to Canada.
Board Of Directors
Peter is the co-founder and board chair of DPI and is a recognized thought leader on sustainability, energy transition and digital transformation. He is passionate about making a difference and elevating the performance of the resources industry to become a true development partner by being the catalyst of sustained prosperity for communities and regions,

He is widely published, speaks at conferences around the world, serves on the Board of Advisors for two leading VCs that have a focus on mining, Chrysalix and Foundamental, and also various emerging tech companies including Lilac Solutions and Safe.AI. In addition he has served on the Innovation Councils for multiple resource and energy companies.
Jon Samuel is the Group Head of Responsible Business Partnerships at Anglo American. His specialties include mining, corporate responsibility, economic and social impact assessment, and benefit sharing strategies. In recent years, Jon has specialised in measuring, managing, and enhancing the socio-economic impacts of large companies, particularly in developing countries.
Sheila Khama is former CEO of De Beers Botswana, natural resources policy advisor and the World Bank and African Development Bank. She brings more than 20 years of experience in mining and policy reforms. In 2020 she founded SK Resources Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a Botswana-based mineral, oil, and gas policy consulting firm offering services on governance and sustainability strategies to private sector and public sector clients. Other areas of interests are land tenure, public health PPPs and small and medium enterprise development initiatives.
Matthew Coon Come is a Canadian politician and activist of Cree descent. As a former grand chief of the Grand Council of the Crees and former Assembly of First Nations National Chief, Matthew is known for his efforts in defending the rights of First Nations peoples. More recently, he contributed to the drafting of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Wendy Tyrrell is Executive Director and a member of the Board of the Development Partner Institute. She has worked in sustainability, ESG, and responsible sourcing for 25+ years across mining and international development.

Wendy has held senior roles in BHP and Orica and led a niche consulting firm that works internationally on sustainability. Wendy has held prior Board roles including AVI (an international development company), Transparency International Australia and the global Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative. Wendy is Chair of a start-up technology company, which is reimagining uses and management of water through better access to understanding its qualities.

Wendy has developed her passion working across different geographical and cultural contexts, seeing first-hand that bringing diverse stakeholders together can spark new ideas and ways of thinking and working, to positively contribute to the sustainable development of countries and regions. Wendy is a Graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a Masters’ degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Applied Science.
Focused on shared value and sustainability in the mining sector, Julia has extensive experience advising industry and government to identify opportunity, manage risk, communicate strategically, and maximize development impacts in a way that delivers shared value. She has advised on these areas for several multinational mining companies and public institutions including the Ministry of Mines Malawi, Ministry of Mining Kenya and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Secretariat in Mongolia and led programs on behalf of the World Bank, DFID and the Australian Government. Julia holds a BA in Philosophy from Kings College London, an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London (UCL) and an MBA in International Resource Management from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.
Laiza delivers the full suite of active pilots and programs with the goal of creating positive socio-economic impact and advancing mining as a global development partner.

She holds over 14 years’ experience, she is an international development consultant with extensive experience with Accenture Commercial and Accenture Development practices. And advocates on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as the Victoria Partnership Manager, UN Association of Australia. Her expertise includes corporate and development sector partnerships. She is also part of the Cross-Sector Partnerships Initiative in Australia, where she is based.
Jessica specialises in advising governments, companies, donors, organisations, and institutions on marketing and communications strategy. She has worked extensively in mining, political risk, tax and economic reform in Africa. She joined the DPI team in early 2020.
Amy’s role with DPI Mining involves communications and marketing activities. Holding degrees in Communications and Business, her professional experience includes writing, creative design, social media, project management and marketing. Amy combines that experience with a keen eye for detail and interest in sustainable international development. Amy grew up in Zimbabwe, attended university in the United States and is now based in England.
Yvonne is responsible for the accuracy of DPI’s financial reporting and fiscal narrative. For the past 19 years, she’s been consulting with nonprofit organizations, helping them understand and tell their financial story while providing analytical tools for strategic management decisions. Yvonne serves as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair on the board of Kartemquin Educational Films and teaches the Financial Management course at the School of Art Institute. She resides in Chicago, Illinois, with her partner and their 2 energetic dogs.
Kulvir Singh Gill has almost 20 years of experience working at the intersection of innovation, technology and sustainability. As a Senior Principal with the strategy firm Clareo, he leads international projects across multiple industries including mining, oil and gas, heavy industrial, banking, retail and media.

Kulvir has also recently served as the founding Executive Director of the Development Partner Institute to advance sustainability in mining. Mr. Gill is also passionate about community service. He serves as Board Chair for the William Osler Health System Foundation and the Sikh Research Institute (Canada). Kulvir holds a B.Sc. and a B. Comm. from the University of Calgary. He lives with his family in Brampton, Ontario.
Based in Melbourne, Australia.

Hana supports the DPI team in delivering on active programs and pilots.

As an Ethiopian Australian, Hana brings her experience of both cultures and her knowledge of international development and political economy to the DPI.

With particular interests in community development practices built through her passion for the economic rebirth of Ethiopia, Hana brings a diversity of thought and experience to the DPI team.

Hana has a Master’s and undergraduate degrees in International Relations.