Rachel Johnston has extensive experience in mining, from exploration through to production. She has lived in Francophone Africa for over 25 years when she was administration manager and subsequently chief executive of Sahara Geoservices, as CSR manager of Truegold Mining Corporation, and as regional CSR Coordinator for West Africa with Endeavour Mining Corporation. Ms Johnston has obtained extensive practical experience of the social, administrative, management, governmental and labour relations issues that arise in the development and operation of African mining projects. Prior to joining the mining sector, Ms Johnston managed community humanitarian and development projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. She has an MSc in International Development Management.