Terry Heymann

Chief Financial Officer

Terry Heymann is CFO at the World Gold Council and has broad experience across the gold supply chain. In addition to his role as CFO and Company Secretary, Terry also oversees the World Gold Council’s initiatives on standard-setting, including development of the Responsible Gold Mining Principles, the Conflict-Free Gold Standard and the Guidance Note on All-In Costs, all of which support increased transparency and integrity in the gold industry. Terry also leads the World Gold Council’s programme of work around ESG, including supporting further progress by the gold industry in helping to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change.

Prior to joining the World Gold Council, Terry was a Principal at Marakon Associates, a leading strategy consultancy, where he helped clients in several industries on strategic issues and new product development.

Video: Discussing the Responsible Gold Mining Principles at Evolve 2019

Last month, we launched the Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs), a new framework that sets out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. In this video, Gary Goldberg, at the time CEO of NewmontGoldcorp, Mick Wilkes, CEO of OceanaGold and I discuss why we developed the RGMPs, investor expectations around ESG and expectations as to how the mining industry will evolve over the next 5 to 10 years.


Takeaways from the Responsible Asset Owners Global Symposium

Last week, I was delighted to be asked to speak at the inaugural Responsible Asset Owners Global Symposium in London . More and more investors are – quite rightly – thinking about how to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment choices. But there is still a lot of uncertainty about what this means, and in particular, what framework investors should use to assess ESG performance