Management Team


Dr. Timothy Newson

President & CEO

Tim has been a senior‐level professional engineer experienced in technical industry and academic projects for 25 years, with an in‐depth understanding of technologies and processes in the oil/gas, mining and renewable energy sectors, as well as international business, having conducted consulting and research in Europe, Australia‐New Zealand, Asia and the Americas. He has interests in corporate social responsibility issues for the mining and oil industry, and has analytical strengths in the coupling between technical and non‐technical issues impacting engineering and international development activities.  He also has expertise in natural disaster effects, management and mitigation from landslides, earthquakes and windstorms.


Scott Schaffer

Dr. Scott Schaffer

Senior CSR Advisor

Scott is a professor of sociology and a specialist in social ethics. Having worked on problems ranging from the ethics of large-scale social change to cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism and the ethics of development, Scott now brings his fifteen years of expertise to bear on issues of social responsibility, social terrain mapping, CSR assessment, and stakeholder engagement. He holds firm to the idea that value for all stakeholders derives from starting from a values-driven organisational strategy.