Kirsty Benham

Critical Minerals Association

Kirsty is Co-Founder of the Critical Minerals Association (CMA), which unites industry, academia and the UK government to address risks in critical mineral supply chains. The CMA enables industry to generate a collective voice when outlining concerns and future recommendations, providing a direct line of communication between industry and UK government. We aim to improve societal perceptions of the sector by showcasing the economic and social benefits of critical mineral, and ensuring our critical minerals extraction and processing adhere to internationally recognised standards and best practice.

Prior to forming the Critical Minerals Association, Kirsty worked as a consultant to The McCain Institute and The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and as a Communications Associate at Aspect Consulting. She holds a BA International Relations from King’s College London.