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Matthew Bliss

Matthew Bliss

Deputy Director, Programs, IGF

Matthew has 25 years of leadership experience in all aspects and phases of mine development and community engagement on six continents. He has a unique blend of experience working in senior roles in both mining companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

As Deputty Director for Programs at the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), Matthew will help IGF member governments to leverage their mineral wealth for sustainable development.

Prior to joining IISD, which hosts the IGF Secretariat, Matthew worked in senior positions with the Dutch NGO Cordaid, the Canadian mining corporation Centerra Gold and Immet Mining.

He has been appointed to the boards of a number of organizations, including the International Water Association, EITI International, Better Coal and the Mining Association of Canada.

Matthew obtained a Bachelor of Geology from the University of Waterloo and a certificate in Environmental Assessment from Lakehead University. Both universities are located in Ontario, Canada.

Matthew speaks English and is based in Ottawa, Canada.


Email: mbliss@iisd.ca

  • Education

    Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

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