Tony Hodge is an Adjunct Professor at SMI and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

He is currently leading a comprehensive review of the Yukon’s Faro mine which operated between 1969 and 1998.  It is now in closure.  This work is testing an approach to “contribution analysis” – a methodology aimed at identifying and assessing the contribution to people and ecosystems through a project’s full life cycle, in this case now over 70 years.

In addition, he is a member of the Natural Resource and Energy Leadership Council convened by RESOLVE in Washington DC and an Advisor to the Responsible Mining Foundation’s (RMF, Amsterdam).

From 2008 – 2015 he served as President of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).  During this time, he was a member (2009 – 2012) and Chair (2013 - 14) of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mining and Minerals and as a Board Member on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (2008 – 2013).

In September 2007 Tony was appointed the first Kinross Professor in Mining and Sustainability at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining Engineering, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  With regret, he relinquished his professorship in September 2008 to assume his duties as ICMM President.

His 40-year career has spanned a rich array of assignments - in the private sector, with government, in quasi-judicial processes, in civil society organizations, in communities, and with Indigenous peoples.  Throughout his career he has explored both technical and social dimensions of achieving human and ecosystem well-being over the long term.  He has addressed some of the most difficult socio-technical-environmental-financial challenges facing today’s society, championing approaches based on finding common ground between actors and integrating multiple values into long-term solutions.  This is the field of applied sustainability, about which he has extensively written and lectured.

Tony received his B.A.Sc (1972) and M.A.Sc. (1976) from the University of British Columbia in Geological Engineering (specializing in hydrogeology) and in 1995 was awarded an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, for his work on Assessing Progress toward Sustainability.