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Paul Warner

Paul Warner has more than twenty-eight years of experience in the mining industry and has specialized in community engagement and community development since 1997.

His roles have included responsibility for engagement with community stakeholders at the Alumbrera project in Argentina and at the Antamina, La Granja, and Tintaya projects in Peru. Between 2002 and 2007 he was Community Relations Manager for BHP Billiton’s Base Metals group, where his main role was to build the capacity of the group’s community professionals to engage effectively.

In 2008 and 2009, he held the same position for BHP Billiton globally, providing support to operations and projects in Colombia, Guatemala, Suriname, Guinea, Liberia, Burundi, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. More recently, he was Manager of Social Responsibility at Carbones del Cerrejón in northern Colombia, the world’s largest open pit coal mine. At Both Sides Now Consulting, his clients have included AngloGold Ashanti, BHP Billiton, Carbones del Cerrejón, HudBay Minerals, Rio Tinto and Teck Resources.

Paul has successfully developed community engagement, dialogue and conflict resolution processes built on fostering trust, understanding, and cooperation.

He speaks Spanish and French and has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, Connecticut.