Dave Baker

Natural Resources and Energy Expert | Board of Trustees, RESOLVE

Dave Baker’s career has spanned 38 years in the mining industry. He recently retired after 32 years with Newmont Mining Corporation. He joined Newmont in 1980 as a geologist where in 1985, he moved to Newmont’s fledgling Environmental Department. He was elected Vice President, Environmental Affairs in 1991. He spent a significant amount of his career addressing the regulatory implications on mining operations with extensive experience in the permitting and development of major mining projects in the United States, Africa, Indonesia, Peru, Ghana, Australia, Canada, and Uzbekistan. 

Dave has also been involved in financing major mining projects through the IFC, the United States Export/Import Bank and the EBRD among others. He participated in the Global Mining Initiative and the Mining, Metals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) and the founding of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He served as Newmont’s first Chief Sustainability Officer where he had broad responsibility for developing and implementing Newmont’s global strategy for sustainability during an era of increasing stakeholder focus and expectations on corporate transparency, substantive community engagement and the broader issues around sustainability, value creation and shared value.

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