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Gillian Davidson

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Gillian Davidson, Director, Independent

Gillian Davidson has 20 years of experience as an internal and external advisor to companies and other organizations regarding sustainability, social license and community relations. Most recently, Dr. Davidson was the Head of Mining and Metals for the World Economic Forum from 2014 to 2017, where she led global and regional engagement and multi-stakeholder initiatives to advance responsible and sustainable mining. From 2008 to 2014, she was Director of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources Limited, supporting social and environmental commitments and performance across the mining lifecycle. Before joining Teck, Dr. Davidson held roles related to community development, environment and natural resources as a consultant and in government. Dr. Davidson presently serves as a director on the board of Central Asia Metal Limited and serves as the Chair of the Sustainability Committee and was a director of Lydian International Limited until March 2020. Dr. Davidson has an Honours Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Glasgow, a PhD in Development Economics and Economic Geography from the University of Liverpool and is an alumna of the Governor General of Canada’s Leadership Conference. Dr. Davidson is the chair of International Women in Mining. Dr. Davidson’s principal occupation is as a consultant. At New Gold, Dr. Davidson is the Chair of the Technical and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.