E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Gillian Davidson

Director, Head of Mining & Metals Industry at World Economic Forum

PhD in International Development and Social Geography, University of Liverpool; MA (Hons) in Geography, University of Glasgow. Director, Head of Mining & Metals Industry, World Economic Forum. Former: Postdoctoral Researcher on Migration and Development in SE Asia, University of Dundee; Policy Researcher, Law Society of England and Wales; Senior consultant to not-for-profit and government sectors on social justice, economic development and capacity building; Senior Policy Adviser, Ministry of Social Development, Government of New Zealand; Social and Economic Team Founder and Lead for Environmental Mining Consultancy, Rescan Environmental Services, Vancouver, Canada; most recently Director of Social Responsibility, Teck Resources, Vancouver, Canada. Co-trainer in people centred development and dialogue for the mining sector.