Date: Monday 28 October
Location: QEII Centre, Westminster, London
Event Organiser: London Metal Exchange
Description: The LME is delighted to be hosting our inaugural Women in Commodities Lunch as part of LME Week. Open to all, this working lunch will create discussion around gender diversity in commodities markets and how we promote the development of women in the industry. The event will take place as part of the LME Metals Seminar, but registration for this event is separate, so even if you are attending in the morning, please register here!
13.15 - Registration and networking refreshments
13.30 - Lunch commences
13.35 - Welcome address
13.45 - Panel: How can the commodities industry encourage gender diversity and promote the development of women in the industry?
Sarah Byrne-Quinn, Head of Transactions, Anglo Americans
Adrienne Muir, Chief Operating Office, VoxSmart
Carla Stent, Non-Executive Chair of the Group Board, Marex Spectron
14.15 - Close
Additional guest speakers and panellists will be announced in due course.
The event will finish in time for the start of the China Seminar at 14.15 (registration here).
Adrienne is a Kiwi who has lived in London on and off over the past 20 years. She has significant senior market experience working for both Exchanges and Financial Technology firms in the Financial Markets Sector, most recently taking the leap into Fintech as COO at VoxSmart.
Adrienne is a qualified and effective Chief Operating Officer who has experience in Business Operations and Organisational Development with emphasis on Markets Infrastructure, Business Development, Technical Delivery and People Management. Adrienne has held a number of Senior Positions Globally at LIFFE, New Zealand Exchange (NZX), Trayport Ltd, London Stock Exchange and recently VoxSmart. Adrienne is also a Non-Executive Director of The International Stock Exchange Authority (TISEA).
Adrienne has a real passion for Women in business and believes that natural instincts and aptitude are not tapped into enough when it comes to promoting Women in the workplace. She leads from the front and if often found mentoring and coaching at work or after hours helping share her experiences with others.
To complement her experience, Adrienne has a Post-graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change at Bedfordshire University and is a founding Director and Chair of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD UK) which was launched in 2009 with the goal to highlight industry role models and encourage career advancement for Women in Listed and OTC derivatives.
Adrienne lives in Clapham with her husband Stuart and two young children Alexandra and Harry.
Carla has held a number of senior positions in banking, private equity and retail industries. She has had direct responsibility for corporate finance & post-merger integration, strategy, business operations, brand development & management and business transformation. Carla has operated at Board level in several countries for organisations including Virgin Group, Barclays Bank plc and the Thomas Cook Group.
Carla now has a portfolio career; heading MCS Advisory Limited, a consultancy that provides interim strategic, financial and operational advice to clients in the private, public and third sectors. She also serves as a non executive director and / or chair person on the boards and sub committees of Savernake Capital Group, JPM Morgan Elect plc, Marex Spectron Limited, the Post Office and Power to Change Trust. She has previously served on the boards and committees of Christian Aid, Change Alliance (India) and the Princes Teaching Institute.
Carla is also a serial angel investor and is a frequent speaker on building alternative careers, corporate culture, gender equality and philanthrophy. She mentors emerging talent and C suite executives.
Carla is a qualified chartered accountant and was born and educated in South Africa.