Nicky Black

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Director, Social and Economic Development Programme

Nicky joined ICMM in June 2017.  She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to ICMM’s work in this area, including the skills for the common future, community relations, security and human rights, tax and mineral resource governance.

Nicky has over 20 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.              

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