Mark Robinson is Executive Director of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which brings together governments, companies, and civil society organisations to promote governance reforms in the energy and extractives sector. Mark serves as Board Secretary and is responsible for managing the International Secretariat, fundraising and financial management, and oversight of implementation in EITI’s 57 member countries.
Mark has over 30 years' experience in governance, extractives, climate and international development, and a career spanning the worlds of policy, operations, research and philanthropy. Prior to joining EITI in November 2018, Mark served as Global Director, Governance at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. He previously held senior positions at the UK Department for International Development, the Institute of Development Studies, the Ford Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute.
Mark has held several board and advisory roles and currently serves as an Envoy for the Open Government Partnership. Mark was a founding member of the OGP Board of Directors and the first Board Chair. He holds a DPhil and MA in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex, and a BA honours degree in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge.
The global mining industry has both a responsibility and an opportunity to lead the world in ensuring supply chains meet the standards that modern society expects, delegates at the International Mining and Resource Conference in Sydney were told today.