Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Glenn Sigurdson (Chair)

Principal, CSE Group

Glenn has a long association with Simon Fraser University as an adjunct professor and associate of the Learning Strategies Group in the Beedie School of Business, and as Senior Dialogue Associate of the Morris J. Wosk Center for Dialogue. …more

Jeffrey Wright (Emeritus Vice Chair)

Taia Peace Foundation

Jeffrey Wright is a critically acclaimed actor. Wright is chairman and co-founder of Taia, LLC and Taia Peace Foundation and Vice Chairman of Taia Lion Resources, Inc. …more


Stephen D’Esposito


Stephen D’Esposito is President of RESOLVE. RESOLVE builds strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges. We help community, business, government, and NGO leaders get results and create lasting relationships through collaboration. RESOLVE is an independent, non-profit organization with a thirty-year track record of success. …more


Ramanie Kunanayagam

Ramanie was formerly Group Head of Social Performance and Human Rights for BG Group, a position she held for close to ten years. During her time at BG Group Ramanie had group-wide responsibility for Social Performance, Human Rights and Transparency and the socio-economic aspects of Sustainable Development. She reported to… more

David A. Baker

Dave Baker’s career has spanned 38 years in the mining industry.  He recently retired  after 32 years with Newmont Mining Corporation.  He joined Newmont in 1980 as a geologist where in 1985, he moved to Newmont’s fledgling Environmental Department.  He was elected Vice President, Environmental Affairs in 1991.  Mr. Baker …more

Abby Dilley


Abby Dilley is Vice President of Program Development at RESOLVE. She has over twenty-two years of experience in facilitation and mediation of scientifically complex and highly controversial public policy issues in the areas of natural resources, environment, agriculture, biotechnology and human health. She has successfully mediated policy disputes resulting in… more