Melissa Whellams

ESG professional

Melissa is a highly qualified environment social and governance (ESG) professional experienced in human rights impact assessment, security and human rights assessment (Voluntary Principles), social risk management, stakeholder identification and engagement, supply chain auditing, human rights, community based water monitoring, community investment and development, ESG training and ESG performance measurement and reporting. Her focus is in the minerals and oil & gas sectors, so therefore would be more suited to offering specialist support in bauxite mining and alumina refining. She has significant project management and international development experience.

Relevant experience

  • Governance and anti-corruption
  • Risk assessment
  • Management systems
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Social management
  • Indigenous Peoples (including FPIC)
  • Human rights
  • OHS

In-country experience

  • Canada
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Honduras
  • Guatemala
  • Panama
  • Ecuador
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Dominican Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mongolia
  • Kyrgyzstan