Edward Bickham

Edward Bickham holds a number of senior advisory roles in the mining, oil and gas sectors including being a Senior Adviser to Critical Resource Ltd.  He is a former Strategic Adviser to the International Council on Mining and Metals, and from 2010-14 he was Senior Adviser to the World Gold Council in which role he advised on the development of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard. He served at Board level in the development of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative from 2005 until 2013. He is currently a member of the Steering Board for the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, and since 2014 he has served as Chairman of the Institute of Business Ethics’ Board of Trustees.   Earlier in his career, Mr. Bickham was Executive Vice President, External Affairs for global mining group, Anglo American plc.  Prior to that, he was Managing Director, Public and Corporate Affairs (and later Deputy Chairman), Hill and Knowlton UK from 1993 until 2000. From 1991 to 1993 he was Special Adviser to the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary. Mr. Bickham graduated in Law from St John’s College, Oxford in 1977.