Meet Chelsie!

Chelsie Klassen

Global Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance | Associate



Growing up in small town Canada, Chelsie connects her humble roots to all aspects of her work by listening intently and integrating stakeholder feedback into major project design. Her empathetic and proactive approach ensures that local cultural traditions are respected and social risks are managed. 
Chelsie has over 15 years of experience in social performance and stakeholder engagement that spans across the energy, metals, and infrastructure sectors. Her team extends across Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, and South Africa – providing her clients the best possible global expertise for their project delivery. Recently, she’s been spending her time supporting a client as they bolster their social performance for the largest proposed solar and transmission project in the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management, and a Master of Laws. 
She was recognized by Oilweek magazine as a Rising Star in the oil and natural gas industry for outstanding leadership in communications and named a United Nations (UN) Innovator by the UN Global Compact. Chelsie prides herself on personal connections that she makes along her journey and enjoys collecting local art that reminds her of places she has visited – including an Inuvialuit jacket that she hangs in her office from her work in the Northwest Territories, Canada, and a painting depicting traditional gathering of bush medicines by the Numina sisters from the Northern Territory, Australia. 

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