Janina Gawler is a specialist consultant in the design and delivery of resilient, sustainable and trusted partnerships with communities and developers. She has over thirty years senior executive experience working with corporations and governments on sustainability and social licence to operate.  

During her fifteen-year career with Rio Tinto she was Vice President for Communities and Social Performance and global practice leader establishing Rio Tintos social performance standard and related audit program. Building effective partnerships with communities has been her career focus. Her work has included development of resettlement programs for emerging economies in Africa.

She has negotiated land access with Indigenous people across Australia and developed strategies for engagement with First Nations and Indigenous people in Canada and USA, respecting and recognising Indigenous rights and working with mining companies to ensure continuing social licence to operate. As CEO of the Australian National Training Authority she was responsible for the implementation of the skills training agenda for Australia.

She was also Principal and Director of a consulting practice which developed stakeholder engagement programs across industries as varied as aviation, mining, oil and gas and construction. Janina holds non-executive directorships in Australia and internationally.

Janina Gawler FAusIMM(CP)