NEW APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
24 February 2014 – Johannesburg: Professor Caroline Digby has been appointed Director of the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
With a career spanning over twenty years in the fields of mining, sustainability, education and regeneration, Professor Digby has a wealth of international experience working in partnership with industry, the academic sector and non-profit organisations. Before joining the CSMI in January 2014, she was Sustainability Director at the well-known Eden Project in the United Kingdom for nine years.
She also ran the Post-Mining Alliance, promoting better practice in post-mining regeneration, and has held posts at the International Council on Mining and Metals, the International Institute for Environment and Development, and at consulting group CRU International.
Professor Digby holds degrees in economics from Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of British Columbia, as well as an MSc (Environmental Assessment and Evaluation) from the London School of Economics.
About the CSMI
The Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) is a global centre of excellence in Africa. It provides training and education in the fields of safety, health, the environment and the community (SHEC) for managers, practitioners and regulators and civil society on topics in the sustainable development domain. It also offers education leading to recognised academic qualifications for professionals wishing to pursue careers in the SHEC disciplines within the private sector, industry, government or civil society organisations. The CSMI supervises post-graduate research and conducts applied client specific research. A strong focus is to grow research programmes established in support of the Centre’s objectives which promotes best practice in SHEC and builds evidence for capacity building and sustainable development in the African extractive industries.
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