MADELINE R. YOUNG
Mining Sector ESG Specialist
Associate Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Madeline has a rich background of nearly 20 years working in corporate executive roles, social science research, academic lecturing, and thought leadership.
In her academic career, she has worked and lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Cambridge, University College of London, and the University of Surrey where she is currently completing a Ph.D. in Business Sustainability and Ethics with Dr. Gavin Hilson, while also serving on the University Research Ethics Committee.
In corporate work and thought-leadership, Madeline's career has spanned across four continents, with government lobbying and public advocacy on social equality issues in the USA and in Latin America, international project management between the private sector and government clients in France, Africa, and the Middle East, Head of Government Relations and CSR for a Congo-based UK mining company, and Corporate Integrity & Compliance Manager at Ernst & Young. In the think-tank sector, she worked for the FRIDE Foundation in Madrid, publishing EU-level reports on EU-Africa investment ethics conflicts, and at Chatham House on natural resource governance issues, where she presented her fieldwork on democracy and petrol conflict in Nigeria. She is a regular delegate at OECD Industry working sessions, as well as an international speaker at natural resource sector and government events in the EU and across Africa. She has held positions such as director and trustee of several UK-based charities and is Non-Executive Director of the British Awards for African Development (BRAAD Awards).
She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MA (Hon) in International Relations from the IBEI-University of Pompeu Fabra, PGCert in Industrial Conflict Studies from University Rovira I Virgili, Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from the University of Surrey, DELE Spanish Language Degree from Instituto Cervantes, DELF French Language Degree from L'Institut Français, and Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy. She holds additional qualifications and memberships as Associate Certified Fraud Examiner, Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Member of Chatham House, Member of Institute of Directors.