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Britt Banks

Chair of Board of Trustees

Britt Banks has been a leader in the natural resources sector for over 20 years, as a corporate executive, attorney, consultant, teacher and researcher. Mr. Banks serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of RESOLVE. He also serves as a member of the Independent Expert Review Panel at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), and is a trustee and serves as chair of the strategic planning task force of the National Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association, a US-based NGO that advocates on behalf of children in the foster care system who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

In May 2016, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, after having served as the Center's Executive Director for the previous two years. In 2008, he retired as Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs, at Newmont Mining Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. Newmont is one of the world's largest gold producers, with operations on five continents. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, he had oversight responsibility at Newmont for environmental affairs, sustainable development, government relations, and security. He served as Chair of the Global Council on the Future of Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum from 2010-13, and was a founding member of the Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative task force. He is a graduate of the University of Denver (B.S. cum laude 1983) and the University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 1988), where he was Articles Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2000. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Banks served as a law clerk to the Hon. Oliver Seth, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and practiced law at the firm of Holland & Hart in Denver.