Tim Martin

Strategic Partner, Sustainable Resources | Board of Advisors

I am passionate about working with people to visualize a better future and chart road maps to get there.

Tim Martin, RESOLVE Strategic Partner


Tim Martin is a Senior Advisor at RESOLVE, where he leads the Resource Diplomacy program to optimize sustainable development outcomes in the extractive sector. His recent work involves helping companies develop an Indigenous Peoples Policy, implement social and environmental performance strategies, and construct stakeholder strategies. At the material and supply chain level, Tim is leading the LiFT initiative (Sustainable Lithium for a Responsible Energy Transition).

Prior to joining RESOLVE, Tim was at the forefront in Canadian diplomacy and peace and security work in Latin America, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa. He has served as Ambassador to Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay. His high level international work includes leading Canada’s civilian work in southern Afghanistan as Representative of Canada in Kandahar and concurrently as Director of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. In 2004, he was Chairman of the Kimberley Process to ban conflict diamonds, overseeing the implementation of the global certification scheme for international trade in rough diamonds.

Tim is a recipient of the Canadian Treasury Board’s Award of Excellence in the Public Service for his leadership on Canada’s humanitarian assistance to Palestinian children affected by conflict. For his service to Canada he has been awarded three medals by Canada’s Governor General: the Commemorative Medal of the 125th Anniversary of Confederation; the Queen’s Jubilee Medal; and the Operational Service Medal.


Master's degree

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor's degree

University of Winnipeg 

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