Our trainers have many years’ experience in the metals and financial industries. Usually former traders, exchange managers or users of the market, they also undergo a formal training programme to facilitate learning in the classroom.
Trainers impart knowledge and experience through visual and auditory presentations, which are then tested practically through workshops.
Find out more about our trainers' experience and expertise below.
Emma has a First Class Honours degree and gold medal in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, and over 20 years of banking experience.
She commenced her banking career with Goldman Sachs and initially her roles were mathematically focussed and she worked as a quantitative analyst on swaps, interest rate options and FX desks implementing pricing and risk management models for traders, salespeople and risk managers. She became involved in commodity markets in the late 1990s when she joined Credit Suisse in Sydney as a marketer of structured gold derivative products. Shortly thereafter she transferred to the London office and was instrumental in the integration of the short-date flow and structured derivatives businesses.
At Credit Suisse, she developed her specialised commodity skills through vanilla and structured transactions on a physical and paper basis with the spectrum of participants in the metals markets, in both derivative and lending markets.
She subsequently moved to Macquarie Bank as a director specialising in precious and base metals derivatives sales. Her clients used both LME futures and OTC derivatives. She worked closely with the bank's base metals traders to determine how the bank would hedge exotic OTC derivatives with LME futures.
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Edric joined the LME in 2014 and is based in our Singapore office, where he is Head of Physical Market Sales in South East Asia and Oceania region. He has over 14 years of experience in commodity price risk management. Previously, he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives and advising hedging strategies to corporate customers. Prior to that, he worked for a world-renowned airline, managing their jet fuel risk book.
Edric delivers our bespoke training courses in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Robert is a commodity risk management consultant. He comes with 38 years of experience in the commodity markets. From post-graduate studies in South Africa, he moved into mining and agricultural commodity research, then into a base metal marketing capacity at a number of institutions, most notably Scotia Capital. In 2004 working for Mittal Steel and later ArcelorMittal, he set up, centralised and ran their commodity risk management operation.
Robert has been consulted by various global, regional and academic institutions on commodity risk management. After joining the LME in 2011 Robert ran over 50 training courses, both highly bespoke and public. His latest venture makes Robert one of the most experienced commodity risk professionals in the field available to work with industrial companies in providing bespoke training. He has recently teamed up with The Metals Risk Team of David Waite, Michael Lockwood and Fred Demler three highly experienced members of the metal community.
A leader in best practice education for commodity risk management, he has been relied upon by the LME to provide their global bespoke training for senior decision makers at major mining, industrial and global institutions who rely upon the exchange. His simple, inclusive and engaging teaching methods have and continue to garner high praise from those he trains.
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Glen Chalkley is Head of Technical Account Management Team at the London Metal Exchange.
Glen has over 26 years of LME experience having joined the Exchange in 1991, including spending two years at trading floor broker Sharps Pixley. He returned to the LME in 1994 as the Trading Floor Manager and was appointed Head of Electronic Operations in 2001 after successfully launching the LME's first electronic trading platform, LMEselect. He joined the business development and sales team in 2010, moving to his current role in 2017.
With an in-depth knowledge of key LME systems, he is responsible for technical account relationship management for new and existing members, clients, market data vendors and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) connecting to LMEselect (trading system), LMEsmart (matching system), LMEmercury (clearing system, LMEsword (warrants system) and all other external LME facing systems.
He still enjoys the buzz of watching LME open outcry trading and the history of how the LME has evolved since 1877.
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Scott is Vice President - Commodities Development, Market Division at HKEX. He also delivers LME training courses in the Greater China region in Mandarin Chinese.
Scott is based in HKEX's Shanghai office and promotes LME business in China. As a primary contact in his region, he is responsible for providing clients with general advisory on LME related issues.
He has been a regular guest speaker in various highly recognised metal seminars and events organised by industry associations, commodity exchanges and financial institutions.
Scott is trained as a base metal trader and, prior to HKEX, worked as a metal trading head at a number of institutions ranging from Chinese SOE to trading houses, where he set up the trading desk and looked after different trading books across domestic and international metal markets.
He once led and completed the first global deal of metal warrant financing (REPO) transacted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and another first deal from China by Societe Generale.
Scott also spent time in the Sales and Marketing Committee of Las Bambas Copper Mine after its acquisition by a Chinese consortium from Glencore-Xstrata in 2014.