Martin Christie

Senior Advisor


Martin has nearly 30 years’ experience in the energy and extractive industries and, as a Senior Advisor at Kumi, brings strategic insights and deep industry expertise to our work for clients.

Martin has global corporate responsibility and external affairs experience at both corporate and operational level - from policy development to project implementation. He has been involved in oil, gas, mining and renewables projects and businesses in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Most recently, he was the first Executive Director of the global supply chain initiative, Bettercoal. Martin was responsible for establishing Bettercoal as a non-profit company; leading the development of a new mining standard, the Bettercoal Code, and Audit Toolkit; and engaging with new members and external stakeholders globally.

Martin has been the head of Communication and Sustainability for BP Biofuels, the Vice President Corporate Responsibility for Katanga Mining, and the Vice President of Sustainability and External Affairs for BHP Billiton Petroleum. Between 1992 and 2001 he held several senior external affairs roles within Shell.

With two grown-up sons entering the medical profession Martin is now finding more time to pursue his interests - cycling, hiking, gardening and watching sport.