Expertise: Sustainability, International development, Mining.

Locations: West Africa (Burkina Faso based).

Rachel is a sustainability professional with experience in mining from exploration through to production. She has lived in Francophone Africa for over 25 years and am fluent in French. Previous industry related positions include Administration Manager and then CEO of Sahara Geoservices based in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Later Rachel joined Truegold Mining as CSR Manager, and most recently, Endeavour Mining Corporation as Group CSR Manager. Through these roles she has obtained extensive practical experience of the social, administrative, management, governmental and labour relations issues that arise in the development and operation of African mining projects. Before joining the mining sector, Rachel managed community humanitarian and development projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. She has an MSc in International Development Management.