Christopher Sheldon recently held the position of Practice Manager with the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, in the Infrastructure Practice Group of the World Bank. He had responsibility for the Extractives unit’s operations in all six regions of the Bank and the global trust funded programs. Christopher joined the Bank in 1999 and worked on diverse sector issues including legal and fiscal policy, private sector investment, environmental sustainability, community development, transparency and governance.
Before joining the World Bank, Christopher had a 10-year career in the private sector working for an international mining company in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines and as a Chartered Accountant in his home of Sydney, Australia. He holds an MBA from the University of Newcastle, is an Australian Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (in accountancy and legal studies) from Macquarie University.