Ms Arnott is a consultant who works with government and private sector companies on mining related issues including extractive industry transparency, governance accountability, and the advancement of human rights. Passionate about creating ethical mineral supply chains from mine to market, Ms Arnott’s work focuses on the integration of sustainability practices into everyday business. She has an array of experience working on strategies for the engagement of artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM), including conflict mitigation between ASM and large-scale mines (LSM). Ms Arnott also specializes in supply chain mapping and risk management tools for the sourcing of natural resources.
Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester’s School of Law, Ms Arnott’s research focuses on ASM policy in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Ghana. Her research explores different models of intervention for capacity development and general formalization of the sector.
Ms Arnott has experience working on mining related issues in Ghana, Kenya, Guatemala and Nicaragua. At the Danish Institute for Human Rights, her research was featured in a Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Mining and Human Rights in Myanmar. In Ghana, Ms Arnott worked as a Local Governance Advisor where she lived in a gold mining district and worked on strategies to enhance livelihood opportunities for the local community. She also developed capacity assessment tools focusing on transparency, accountability and the inclusion of women in local governance processes. Ms Arnott currently works with TDi Sustainability, where she provides a variety of risk management services to companies across the mineral supply chain.