Michael Rae is a consultant, specialising in sustainability and certification policy. For seven years, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Responsible Jewellery Council, a standards initiative for the jewelry supply chain. Earlier, he worked for almost 17 years with WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund), leading its international work on mining. Mr. Rae led the WWF Mining Certification Evaluation Project and has been a member of several global mining and minerals initiatives, including the IUCN Working Group on Extractive Industry and Biodiversity and the IUCN/International Council on Mining and Metals Advisory Group and the Working Group for the GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. Mr. Rae was a member of the stakeholder group that developed the Cyanide Code.