Nirali Shah

VP, Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing

Nirali joins Emergent Technology as VP of Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing from mid-February. As part of her role, she will lead the design and implementation of the Responsible Gold standards and control framework, managing and developing the environmental, social, and governance aspects of the Responsible Gold ecosystem.

Prior to joining the company Nirali was a Director at Deloitte, leading the UK’s Energy and Resources Sustainability Services practice. Over the past two years, Nirali worked with Emergent Technology developing the Responsible Gold standards, a set of critical risks and associated controls for the responsible sourcing of gold.

Nirali has over 18 years’ experience in advising global businesses on environmental, health and safety, social and labour impacts in their direct operations and supply chains. She has specialised in the extractives sector and has worked with many of the world’s largest miners, oil & gas companies and power utilities, gaining global, on-site, operational experience.

Leading Deloitte’s conflict minerals and responsible sourcing services Nirali has worked with number of gold, silver and platinum refineries in Africa, China, the CIS, Europe and North America to help implement or provide independent compliance audits for the London Bullion Market Association’s responsible sourcing guidance. She also has practical experience of the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Code of Practice through her work with high-end jewellery retailers as well as the World Gold council’s conflict-free standard, having developed the related assurance standard during her time with KPMG in South Africa.

Nirali is a qualified ACA and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has a First-class honours degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, UK.