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President, Corporate Responsibility Solutions Inc.
Craig Ford is President of Corporate Responsibility Solutions Inc., an advisory firm that specializes in safety, health and security, environmental affairs, community relations and development, human rights and government relations, primarily in the resource development and financial sectors. Craig also applies his expertise as a member of the three-person Independent Expert Review Panelist for the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which assesses prospective member company’s appropriateness for ICMM membership.
Formerly Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility at Inmet Mining Corporation, Craig led the corporate responsibility function for 13 years until it was acquired by First Quantum Minerals in March 2013. Under his leadership, Inmet established a strong reputation for excellence in a range of corporate responsibility issues to create clear business value for the enterprise.
Craig was a long-time member of the Board of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and was also an Executive Board member and Chair of its Towards Sustainable Mining Governance Team. He was a member of the Principal Liaison Committee of the ICMM and is a founder of the Devonshire Initiative, an extractives-development organization network established to foster dialogue and to achieve on-the-ground improvements in development outcomes, where he served on its Steering Committee.
He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology from Western University, a Ph.D. in Geology and Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.