Dr. Chris Anderson is one of the extractive world's leading communities and social performance practitioners, working on some of the most difficult projects with seemingly intractable community issues. He has worked at both a corporate policy level and on the ground at sites in more than two dozen countries on four continents.
His original training is as a social anthropologist, working for some twenty years with indigenous and tribal peoples and then seventeen years in senior executive roles with Normandy Mining, Newmont Mining and Rio Tinto. He is currently Director and Principal of Yirri Global LLC, a consulting firm working primarily in the extractive sector assisting clients such as the International Finance Corporation, ENI, Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, BHP, Newcrest and ExxonMobil with social performance issues.
Anderson has been an active participant for many years in the global extractive industry and its engagement with society, including key roles in the International Council on Mining & Metals, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Open Contracting Partnership, the Interlaken Group and others. He has had long teaching and research associations with universities including the University of Queensland and the Colorado School of Mines. He is a gifted and lively speaker and a prolific writer. You can see more of his work at www.yirri.global.