Governance Committee Member – Karen Hayes
Karen Hayes is the Director of Mines to Markets at Pact. She has been working on governance, development and security issues in the mining sector for fifteen years, with an emphasis on artisanal and smallscale mining. She has been with Pact since 2005 and has designed and delivered mining projects for companies, governments, investors and donors in several countries including Burundi, Colombia, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Mongolia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania. Karen has a significant portfolio of direct field experience and maintains a practical role in project implementation in all her activities. Karen is currently the Senior Technical Advisor for the implementation of the iTSCi mineral traceability scheme in the Great Lakes Region. Karen has a degree in science from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.