Deborah Archibald

Deborah Archibald

Mineral Resource and Policy Leader

Deborah Archibald is a mineral resource and policy leader with more than 30 years of experience in multiple resource governance roles with the Government of Northwest Territories and in private industry. She specializes in extractive resource governance’s social, political, and economic environments. 

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Deborah works collaboratively with designated officials of the Government of Panama’s Ministerio De Comercio E Industrias (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) on developing knowledge and skills with the Ministry’s officials for Inclusive Responsible, and Sustainable Mining. Her role also includes providing training on environmental management during mine operations, training on gender-based analysis and supporting a study tour to British Columbia.  

Deborah is passionate about working with countries to strengthen their government frameworks and environmental management practices by engaging communities in decision-making. She is a trusted collaborator, communicator, administrator, and influencer behind the achievement of complex resource projects. 

Based in Northwest Territories, Canada, Deborah is a geologist, a teacher, and former assistant deputy minister for resources in the Government of the Northwest Territories. She is an Executive Fellow of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and formerly the Director of the School’s Extractive Resource Governance Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in geology and a Master of Management Sciences.