Diane joined ICMM in April 2016 as a senior programme officer within the role of mining and metals in society work programme. She rejoined in 2019 to oversee work in mining innovation.
At ICMM, Diane is responsible for all workstreams on tailings and provides support to the work on Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV). She also manages ICMM's engagement with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC).
Prior to joining ICMM, Diane obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester. Her research investigates community engagement and CSR of Chinese investments in Myanmar, with in-depth field research carried out at a copper mining project in Myanmar. Meanwhile, Diane interned with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi in 2015, which involved producing an analytical paper on UNEP’s integrated approaches towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Diane began her career at Citibank in Hong Kong, where among other things she did financial and company analysis. Her desire to do something with a stronger social purpose led her to work at World Vision, where she managed community development and disaster relief projects. She has an MSocSc in Development Studies at City University of Hong Kong, and a BBA in Global Business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.