Chief Operating Officer and Director, Environment Programme
Aidan joined ICMM in June 2007. As COO, he is responsible for strategy development and implementation, collaboration across ICMM’s programme areas and integrating communications into all ICMM’s work. He leads work-programme planning, the allocation of staff resources and staff development. He also leads ICMM's work on the role of mining and metals in society. Prior to assuming the role of COO in 2015, Aidan led ICMM's work on social and economic development, investor engagement, sustainability reporting and independent assurance.
Aidan has 29 years of cross-sectoral experience on sustainable development issues, working with a range of private, multi-lateral and not-for-profit organisations, including the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC. For almost 20 years, his primary focus has been on social responsibility and accountability issues, with a strong emphasis on the extractive industries.
For the first decade of his career, Aidan primarily worked on environmental issues, in an international consulting company, a multinational manufacturing company and at the World Bank.
Aidan has an Honours BSc in Environmental Sciences and Technology from the National University of Ireland.