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Colin Roberts practises as an International Resources Geo-strategist. He is an experienced Resources Lawyer and Engineer, International Arbitrator, Accredited International Commercial Mediator, Adjudicator, Expert Determiner and Dispute Board Member, with nearly 40 years of Multi-disciplinary Resource Industry exposure. He is a Professor at the Centre for Research in Energy & Mineral Economics (CREME) Curtin University, Senior Research Fellow, Lecturer of International Arbitration, and has directed the MBA in Resource Management and the LLM programme in International Dispute Management at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee.
A graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines, University of Dundee and Queen Mary College, University of London, Professor Roberts is a Chartered Mining Engineer, Chartered Petroleum Engineer, and Chartered Scientist; additionally qualified in Resources Law & Policy and International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation.
He has spent most of his working life in the developing world, both in his capacity of managing major projects and in his resource law capacity, specialising in mitigation of sovereign risk, advising governments in resources policy and facilitation of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. Colin Roberts has held numerous public and private directorships, and is currently Honorary Investment Consul for Pakistan in Australia, Authorised Emissary for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group, Director of “Geo-Strategy International”, “Natural Resource Geo-Strategy” (NRG), “Resource Dispute Resolution” (RDR) and the “Centre for International Dispute Resolution” (CIDR).