James Ensor

Mr James ENSOR

Position: 
Executive Director, BHP Billiton Foundation, Australia
Board Member Type: 
Companies & Investors

James Ensor is Principal, Sustainability & Public Policy with BHP Billiton with responsibility for social policy in relation to issues including human rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, anti-corruption and transparency. James is also Executive Director of the BHP Billiton Foundation which works with others to address some of the most critical sustainable development challenges facing our generation.

James has degrees in Economics and Science (specializing in Natural Resource Management), postgraduate qualifications in Journalism and has completed the Melbourne Business School Senior Executive Program and the Cambridge University Prince of Wales’s Business & Environment Programme. James is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Leadership Group.

Between 2001 and 2012 James was Policy & Program Director of Oxfam, an international development agency devoted to poverty reduction and social justice.  Prior to joining Oxfam, James worked for the Central Land Council in Australia’s Northern Territory, a Federal statutory authority representing the interests of the Indigenous traditional owners of the Northern Territory in relation to land claims, community and enterprise development and exploration and mining activity on their lands.