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Paul Collier in Conversation with Tom Butler

18 January 2022 2:00PM EDT

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  • Ending 3:00PM EDT

This event was part of the “Managing Oil, Gas, and Mining Governance in Exceptional Times” online series in collaboration with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

For the third event in this limited series, Paul Collier spoke to Tom Butler, former CEO of the International Council on Mining and Minerals.

The conversation highlighted how resource-rich countries can benefit from good governance in the mining sector and the crucial role that the relationship between government and private sector plays in this regard.


Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. From 1998–2003 he took a five-year Public Service leave during which he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. He is currently a Professeur invité at Sciences Po and a Director of the International Growth Centre.

Tom Butler
Tom Butler was CEO of the International Council of Mining and Metals for 6 years until April 2021. Before that, he was Global Head of Mining at the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group), where he spent 18 years working with the infrastructure and natural resource teams, with much of that time focused on mining and power projects in Africa. Since leaving ICMM, Tom has consulted to a range of clients on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and investment issues in these sectors. Tom holds an engineering degree and an MBA.

This event is a partnership between NRGI and the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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