Senior Compliance Lawyer & Consultant
Michelle is a Senior Compliance Lawyer with extensive experience in mining and extractives, working or consulting for Anglo American Plc, Rio Tinto Plc, BP, Airbus, The Advanced Metallurgical Group NV and the Eurasian Resources Group (ERG).
Michelle is a lawyer, an accredited Commercial Dispute Mediator and holds an M.Phil Cambridge University in Criminology and is an Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I) by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE). Michelle completed post-graduate study in Sustainability with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Michelle co-leads the Compliance programme of the mining and specialist chemicals company, The Advanced Metallurgical Group NV and is an occasional assessor for Cambridge University’s “Business Sustainability Management” external course. She is a frequently invited Compliance conference speaker.
For Anglo American plc, Michelle established the company’s Compliance department and global Anti-corruption Policy, Procedures and training. During 6.8 years with Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), Michelle specialised in anti-corruption and managing third party risk, including around the lucrative DRC cobalt supply chain. ERG has the majority of its operations in the high corruption-risk jurisdictions of Kazakhstan, Russian, DRC, China and South Africa.
She has worked as an Anti-corruption Panel Consultant for Transparency International (UK) and led anti-corruption projects for The Council of Europe in EU accession countries including Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro and Moldova.