CRAFT Code Advisory Group
United Nations Environment Programme
Ludovic Bernaudat works in the GEF Team of the Chemicals and Health Branch of UN Environment. Within the Team, Ludovic is managing the mercury portfolio of UN Environment GEF projects in this area as well as some POPs and SAICM projects. He leads the development of the GEF Global Opportunities of the Long-term Development of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector (GEF-GOLD), a multi-agency, global project recently approved by the GEF. Before joining UN Environment, Ludovic worked for 11 years in the Water Management Unit of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) were he developed and managed the mercury programme and managed water efficiency and eco-cities projects. Ludovic co-leads the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining area of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership since its inception in 2007. He also chaired a working group on mercury with the Inter-Organizsation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) from 2012 to 2015. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences from the Alès School of Mines in France and led for 3 years a scientific research on organic pollution in urban atmosphere in a joint programme between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
Alliance for Responsible Mining
Yves is a geologist and consultant specialized in the small-scale and artisanal mining sector and its relationships with the industrial sector. He has been working in the mining sector for more than 20 years. He has worked over 15 years with training, technical assistance, health, safety and environmental issues in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in many countries in both Francophone and Anglophone Africa, but he also has experience in Asia. In the recent years, his interest has been focused on responsible mining practices and improvement of access to markets, through sustainable certification processes and the application of OECD due diligence concepts in the Great Lakes Region.
Highly involved on the ground in trying to build participative and informed programs with ASM communities for a change in practices and the improvement of their livelihood, as well as advising on mining policies that foster formalization of this sector, he has been managing technical assistance and capacity building programs in Africa. He took over the position of Executive Director of ARM in December 2016.
Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance
Aimee currently serves as Coordinator for the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (www.responsiblemining.net), a broad-based effort to create a standard for socially and environmentally responsible mining around the globe (a parallel to the Forest Stewardship Council and Marine Stewardship Council). She previously served as Coordinator for the Western Mining Action Network (www.wman-info.org), an association of more than 100 community-based groups across the US and Canada working to reduce the negative impacts of industrial-scale mining in their home communities. Aimee has been Program Director for the Institute for Children’s Environmental Health and Executive Director for Women’s Voices for the Earth, both national organizations reducing environmental links human illness. Over the last two decades her work has focused on environmental health, women’s leadership, and resource extraction issues. She specializes in communications between diverse networks of scientists, researchers, healthcare professionals, nonprofit advocates, businesses, government agencies and citizens striving toward common goals.
Estelle Levin-Nally is the Founder and Director of Levin Sources. She founded the company in 2010 as a catalyst to facilitate better business and good governance in the mineral sector. Estelle works with experts and specialists to develop innovations that concentrate on complex problems and add value for communities, stakeholders and shareholders. Estelle has founded and facilitated a series of innovative programmes, tools and strategies to address issues surrounding the formalisation of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. In 2016, Estelle developed The GIFF Project, to deepen the understanding of illicit financial flows linked to ASM, in collaboration with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime. The tools have been applied in Sierra Leone and Ghana.
In 2010, Estelle developed the ASM-PACE initiative in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to address ASM in protected areas and critical ecosystems. The resulting programme focused on building stakeholder knowledge and capacity for tackling issues with a focus on human rights, corruption, security and governance.In 2010, Estelle developed the ASM-PACE initiative in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to address ASM in protected areas and critical ecosystems. The resulting programme focused on building stakeholder knowledge and capacity for tackling issues with a focus on human rights, corruption, security and governance. Estelle is an internationally recognised leader in ASM and responsible sourcing. She has spoken at events and conferences around the world and has been an expert participant on a number of panels and knowledge sharing initiatives.
Responsible Jewellery Council
Anne-Marie has 15 years’ experience working on environmental, social and corporate governance in the mining sector. Most recently as a freelance consultant and Associate with Futureye, she worked with multilateral agencies and individual companies in the engineering and pharmaceutical sectors on ‘social license to operate’ and conservation issues. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) working to define sustainability principles, reporting and assurance systems and implementation tools for the industry. Stakeholder engagement has been a key part of her work and her experience ranges from direct community consultation to strategic approaches to stakeholder engagement and the development of working partnerships between industry, governments, NGOs, UN groups and the financial sector.
Better Gold Initiative / Swiss Better Gold Association
Philippe Fornier, SBGA Secretary, has been involved with the design and launch on the Better Gold Initiative since its early stage in 2009 with Ms Veerle van Wauwe, Mr Thomas Hentschel, and SECO.
London Bullion Market Association
As Chief Technical Officer for the LBMA, Neil’s responsibilities include acting as the Executive’s main contact for the Good Delivery system for GD Refiners, applicants and LBMA Committees. His duties include managing the LBMA Good Delivery accreditation system, including applications, Pro-Active Monitoring, Proficiency Testing and other GD related projects. The role also involves overseeing the work of the GDL Officer in the administration of the Good Delivery system as well as managing the implementation by gold Good Delivery refiners of the LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance and ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Good Delivery work carried out by the LBMA. He is currently developing the LBMA’s Responsible Silver Programme for implementation in 2018.
Responsible Minerals Initiative
Leah is the Vice President of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (CFSI). In this role she advances the organization’s mission to foster responsible mineral supply chains across the globe. Leah has ten years of experience in regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and stakeholder engagement. Her work has focused on environmental remediation of industrial and small-scale mining sites, risk management, and community development. She has worked for government, international development consulting firms, and the mining industry in the U.S. and Africa. Leah holds an MA in International Relations and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University.
Louis Maréchal joined the Responsible Business Conduct Unit of the OECD in September 2014. He specifically works on projects focused on the extractives sector and on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Prior to joining the OECD, Louis Maréchal worked for four years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France on issues related to transparency and governance in the mining sector. He started his career with a strategic consultancy firm focusing on the defence and extractives industries. Louis Maréchal holds a master’s degree in international relations.
Senior Program Manager Gold
Cristina Maria Villegas is Director of Mining at Pact. She is a recognized global expert in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and has more than 12 years of experience in the international development sector. She specializes in ASM, rural development strategies, mineral sector governance, and local capacity building, and has direct field experience across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In her current role, she designs and oversees multi-million dollar field programs focused on mineral sector formalization, improving ASM’s technical, social, and environmental performance, and market linkages. She is a member of Fairtrade’s Technical Advisory Committee for Gold, a Gold Expert for the UN Environmental Program, and an Expert Associate of the Artisanal Gold Council. She is regularly consulted as an ASM expert on gold, gemstones, and conflict minerals by such organizations as USAID, U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, the World Bank, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UN Women, technology companies, and journalists for the Economist, Reuters, and The Washington Post, among others. Ms. Villegas is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and the London School of Economics. She lectures at the Columbia University’s massive open online course (MOOC) focused on extractives. Prior to Pact, she ran her own consultancy focused on ASM of diamonds and gold, was a founding staffer of Estelle Levin Ltd., and worked the Fund for Global Human Rights, the World Wildlife Fund, and the World Bank.