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.
Team
Over the span of 17 years, Allison has built an international career focused on mining sector governance and international development; with a key emphasis on delivering positive social and environmental outcomes for societies and companies. Her work has involved engaging directly with a range of stakeholders, including communities, government, civil society, companies, military, INGO’s and IFI’s across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Allison has worked with local, national, and global leaders to transform the extractive resource sector, with particular emphasis on transparency (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) management, systems, laws, regulation, taxation, and effective dialogue. The focus of which has always been People, Planet and Practices. She has served in organisations at a national and international level, including the World Bank, Department for International Development (DFID) and the Tony Blair Institute (TBI). She has worked as the lead advisor to support many governments to generate social and economic growth from mining. She has worked for the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Rwanda.

Allison is an experienced and passionate facilitator. She has a track record of delivery in supporting government and a diverse range of stakeholders through highly politicised environments and reform processes.

Allison holds degrees in Law and Sociology and an MSc in Political Science of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Busiku Sulwe is an Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) executive with vast experience in the Mining and impact investing space in Zambia. He has worked throughout the phases of the mining approval framework from stakeholder engagements in the mining ecosystem to conducting due diligence, feasibility, construction, operations, and mine closure, including social investment strategy and implementation. He is President of the Zambia Institute of Planners and a recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

With the DPI for Mining, he leads open conversations among diverse stakeholders around innovative social investment initiatives by the mining industry in Zambia. Busiku advocates for mining companies to adopt sustainable and high impact livelihoods programs for local communities that would thrive beyond the life of a mine.

Busiku is based in Zambia, Southern Africa.
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.
 
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