The following leaders are current Board members:

    Mining Industry

    Jon Samuel, Group Head of Social Performance and Engagement, Anglo American

    Grace Barasso, General Manager, Environment and Sustainable Development, ArcelorMittal

    Downstream Purchasers

    Johannes Danz, Project Coordinator Raw Materials and Human Rights, Mercedes-Benz

    Leslie Esparza, Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing, Microsoft

    Non-Governmental Organizations

    Payal Sampat, Mining Program Director, Earthworks

    Jim Wormington, Senior Researcher and Advocate, Human Rights Watch

    Affected Communities

    Meshack Mbangula, Mining Affected Communities United in Action

    Pavel Sulyandziga, President, Batani Foundation

    Organized Labor

    Glen Mpufane, Director Mining, IndustriALL Global Union

    Meg Gingrich, Assistant to the National Director, United Steelworkers

    Investment and Finance

    Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Head of Responsible Investment, Royal London Asset Management

    Jamie Bonham, Director of Corporate Engagement, NEI Investments

    At Large

    Alan Young, Director, Materials Efficiency Research Group

    IRMA board and staff in 2019

    IRMA Governance in Transition: From Steering Committee to Board of Directors

    In 2019, IRMA transitioned to a membership organization in which members will elect Board representatives for their respective sectors. The Board will consist of sector representatives (from all of the sectors named above), skilled experts, and select appointees. The Board will have balanced sector based representation. Pertinent documents will be public as soon as possible.

    View IRMA’s principles of engagement, in our resources section.