Nicky Black

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Director - Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress

Nicky Black joined ICMM in June 2017 as director of Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress.  She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to ICMM’s work in this area, including water use, climate change, closure planning, human rights, community relations, land stewardship and economic opportunities.

Nicky has over 15 years experience working in sustainable development.  Before joining ICMM, Nicky spent seven years with the De Beers Group of Companies in London. Her last role with De Beers was as the Head of Social Performance, with responsibility for the company’s social management programme, sustainability reporting and communications, and working with the board and executive committee to set and align sustainability strategy. 

Nicky holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, a  Master’s degree in Political Sociology from McGill University in Canada, and a degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford in the UK.