Britt Banks

Executive Director, Getches-Wilkinson Center

2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boudler, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-1288
E-mail: Britt.Banks@Colorado.EDU


Britt Banks recently retired as Executive Vice President, Legal and External Affairs at Newmont Mining Corporation, based in Denver, Colorado. Newmont is one of the world's largest gold producers, with operations in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Indonesia, and Ghana, and exploration properties worldwide. In addition to managing the company's legal affairs, he had oversight responsibility at Newmont for environmental affairs, sustainable development, reclamation and closure, government relations, corporate communications and security. He served during 2005-06 as Chair of the Executive Working Group of the International Council on Mining and Metals, an industry association working to improve member performance in the areas of sustainable development, environmental stewardship, employee health and safety, and social responsibility.

Mr. Banks currently is a Principal in NovaWest LLC, a real estate development firm active in Washington State, Colorado and Arizona, and serves on the board of directors of Idea2 LLC, a CRM software development company based in Chicago, Illinois.

He currently chairs the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum, and was a founding member of the Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative Task Force.

Mr. Banks serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association, and as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School.

He is a graduate of the University of Denver (B.S. cum laude 1983) and the University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 1988), where he was Articles Editor of the University of Colorado Law Review. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2000. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Banks served as a law clerk to the Hon. Oliver Seth, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and practiced law at the firm of Holland & Hart in Denver. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Colorado in 1989.