Chris Bayliss is the Deputy Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute. He has 18 years’ industry experience working on sustainability and climate related issues. Currently, Chris is taking forward the industry’s greenhouse gas pathways and health portfolios.
In the last two decades, Chris has been involved in all aspects of the Institute’s activities, from data analysis to communication, and has led on the global aluminium material flow model, life cycle metrics and The Aluminium Story.
Chris holds Masters degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and London.
Carole’s career in the mining and metals sector has spanned 25 years beginning in Australia working for an Australian listed mining company first in marketing and then in treasury. She moved to London to work as a nuclear fuels analyst with the World Nuclear Association, and then to JP Morgan as a mining equities analyst, Credit Suisse as an institutional equity sales person, and then finally to Brunswick in 2007 as the joint head of the global Energy and Resources practice.
At Brunswick she advises clients on strategic communications related to critical issues that impact their business and helps them navigate the interconnected world of business, politics and society. She works with clients on corporate positioning, M&A, IPOs, crisis management, investor and stakeholder relations, and ESG strategy and communication. Carole is a NED of CQS Natural Resources Growth & Income plc, Nyrstar N.V., and Chair of Women in Mining (UK).
Matthew Chamberlain is the CEO of the London Metal Exchange and a member of the Management Committee of HKEX Group.
Matthew joined the LME in 2012, having advised HKEX on the acquisition of the LME while at UBS. He started his career at Citibank, and holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.
James Cressy is Chief Operating Officer for the LME Group and is a member of the Executive Committee for both the LME and LME Clear.
James has been with the LME Group for over six years, originally as Head of Operations for LME Clear, where he played an instrumental role in the build and launch of the Clearing House in 2014, before taking over as Head of Relationship Management for the LME and LME Clear in June 2016. Prior to joining the LME James worked for five years at the European Central Counterparty Ltd (EuroCCP) as Head of Operations. James joined EuroCCP from Merrill Lynch where he worked for 11 years, managing a range of functions including client services and middle office in the equities and equity derivatives divisions.
James holds a Bachelor degree in Science (Hons) from The University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
Mark Cutifani, FREng CEng FIMMM FAusIMM DBA (Hon) DoL (Hon) BE (Mining–Hons), was appointed Chief Executive of Anglo American Plc on 3 April 2013. He is a qualified mining engineer with more than 40 years of broad experience of projects, operations, marketing, business development and finance. Mark is also the Chairman of De Beers Group of Companies, a non-executive director of Total SA, and a non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Limited.
Mark has considerable experience in mining, having been associated with the industry since 1976 and has a practical working knowledge of most of the commodities produced and sold across the globe. He has had line experience and responsibility for mining and industrial businesses across six continents. Prior to joining Anglo American, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AngloGold Ashanti based in South Africa, and before that he was the Chief Operating Officer for Inco and then Vale’s global Nickel business, based in Canada. Prior to his Vale role he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA [Rio Tinto]. Mark is a mining engineer by training with several published papers and presentations. In his 41 years in operations, business development and corporate roles he has had line responsibilities across more than 30 countries, producing more than 20 commodities.
Mark is a current member of the following institutions:
- International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) – Former President and now Executive Board Member.
- South African Chamber of Mines – Former President and now Executive Member.
- World Economic Forum – Member of International Business Council.
- Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) Brasil University – Member of International Advisory Council.
- Kellogg Innovation Network (US) – International Advisory Committee.
- Columbia University – Center on Sustainable International Investment – Emeritus - Member of Advisory Board.
- UK Home Secretary’s Business Against Slavery Forum.
- The Power of Nutrition – Independent Director.
Eoin Dinsmore joined CRU in 2011 after previously working for Nestle. Eoin is the head of the CRU aluminium primary and products team.
As a research manager at CRU he leads a team of analysts across three continents. Through this work, supporting the world's leading aluminium companies, he has built a reputation as one of the leading aluminium market analysts. Eoin has an extensive network in the aluminium industry and is a regular speaker at industry events.
Eoin obtained an MSc in Finance and Capital markets from Dublin City University in 2008 and holds a BA in Economics and History from the National University of Ireland.
Harald Friedl is sectoral lead in the team of the COP 26 Global Climate Action Champion. Before that Harald has been for 3 years the CEO of
Circle Economy, an impact organization of 60 people based out Amsterdam with a global reach.
Harald has extensive international experience running both for-profit and non-profit businesses with a focus on scaling
impact. Harald started his career as TV anchor and adviser to Austria's Deputy Prime Minister.
Sanjeev Gupta is the Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance, a collection of global businesses and investment owned Sanjeev and his family. GFG Alliance has three core industry brands; LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group. Besides its industry brands GFG Alliance holds investments in financial services and property held within a Family Office. Sanjeev and his wife Nicola are also the founders of the GFG Foundation – a registered charity that aims to develop industrial skills among young people. GFG Alliance has revenues of $20bn and employees 36,000 people across 30 countries.
Born into a family of industrialists in Punjab, India, Sanjeev was educated in the UK and graduated with an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Cambridge. He founded LIBERTY House Group in 1992, while still an undergraduate, as a global commodities trader, growing rapidly across different geographies for over two decades.
In 2015 Sanjeev started his industrial journey buying and restarting his first steel mill in the UK. Since then he has built an international reputation as an ambitious and visionary industrialist acquiring and building major assets in metals, engineering, mining, and renewable energy spread across the world with a particular focus on the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.
Among these are Europe’s largest aluminium smelter at Dunkirk, Australia’s largest integrated mining and steel group, and several large plants across Europe. Today Sanjeev presides over LIBERTY Steel Group, the world’s 8th largest steel producer – outside China – with a combined workforce of over 30,000 people.
Sanjeev’s strategy is based on long-term investment focused on economic, social and environmental sustainability. At the heart of this are his low-carbon GREEN strategies (GREENSTEEL and GREENALUMINIUM) which combine metal recycling with renewable energy. In 2019 Sanjeev announced LIBERTY Steel Group’s ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 – the most ambitious target of its kind by a major steel producer.
Progressing his vision of combining renewable energy with metal manufacturing, his energy group SIMEC, has a growing portfolio of assets in solar, wind, hydro, bio-diesel, biomass and waste-to-energy.
In a further bid to support the development of industry, Sanjeev also acquired two banks (Wyelands Bank and the Commonwealth Trade Bank) in the UK specifically designed to provide trade and growth finance for small to mid-sized industrial businesses.
Sanjeev has also set up JAHAMA – the property arm of GFG Alliance – to provide property management and development services to members of the GFG Alliance that have considerable property portfolios.
Sanjeev is a major advocate of community development in areas where his businesses are active. He supports the building of industrial skills among young people through the GFG Foundation which he established with his wife Nicola in 2016.
LIBERTY, SIMEC, Wyelands, JAHAMA and GFG Foundation are all part of the GFG Alliance working together to build sustainable industries.
Sanjeev and Nicola live in London with their three young children.
Janet Henry was appointed as HSBC’s Global Chief Economist in August 2015. She was previously HSBC’s Chief European Economist and is a member of Handelsblatt’s Shadow ECB Council. Much of her past work has focused on globalisation – including the global determinants of local inflation – but in the past five years she has focused more on the political and economic challenges that persist in the post global financial crisis era, notably labour market disruption and other structural drivers of low inflation but also the growing polarisation of income growth and household wealth within major advanced economies. She has given evidence to financial committees of the EU Parliament on China and UK House of Lords on Europe. Janet joined HSBC in 1996 in Hong Kong where she worked as an Asian economist in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the Asian crisis.
Andrea Hotter is the New York-based Special Correspondent at Fastmarkets. Previously, she was the Assistant Managing Editor at Dow Jones Newswires on its energy and commodities desk in London, where she was responsible for markets and equities coverage of metals, softs, grains and energy for EMEA. Prior to this, Andrea was on the metals desk for Mitsui Bussan Commodities in London, and has been a Senior Correspondent for Bridge News.
Gay was appointed as Chairman of the London Metal Exchange in December 2019. She is an Independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered PLC, where she is Chair of the Board Committee on Financial Crime and serves as a member of the Board Risk Committee. She is also a non-executive director of ConocoPhillips, Bank Itau BBA International Limited and a member HM Treasury Board.
Gay spent several years at the Financial Services Authority and also worked at Citi and Barclays Capital, where she was Vice Chair of investment banking and investment management, responsible for Barclays’ relationships with sovereign funds globally. She was a non-executive director of London Stock Exchange Group plc between 2010 and 2013 and of Aviva plc 2011 to 2015.
Gay holds a BA in economics from Bucknell University and received an OBE in 2016 for services to Financial Services and Diversity. She is a member of the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisors, a Trustee of Beacon Awards and of Wellbeing of Women and is a member of the US Council on Foreign Relations.
Neil Hume is the Natural Resources Editor of the Financial Times, a role he had held since September 2013. He covers
the global trade of natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, copper and wheat as well as the political, social and economic aspects of the commodities industry and trading houses. Mr Hume joined the FT as senior
stock markets correspondent in 2006.
He also helped found FT Alphaville, the FT’s award-winning markets blog. He became
editor of Alphaville in 2010 before being appointed the FT’s Australia correspondent in 2012. In addition to editing
Alphaville, Mr Hume has written a weekly column for the FT, he won best scoop article at the M&A International Media
Awards in 2008 for his story on InBev’s takeover of Budweiser.
Prior to joining the FT, he spent six years on The Guardian’s business desk. Mr Hume graduated from the University of
Warwick with a degree in History and Politics.
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Natasha Kaneva, Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, is Head of the Global Commodities Strategy team. In her role she drives and oversees the global commodities research activities, setting the firm’s views across energy, base and precious metals and agricultural commodities. The team integrates detailed fundamental commodity analysis with J.P. Morgan’s macro-economic forecasts, linking leading indicators of global economic activity with pricing models. Natasha directs J.P. Morgan’s quarterly cross-commodities research reports and publishes the Gold Monitor and Metals Weekly publications. Previously, Natasha was the Head of Base and Precious Metals Research, establishing a global presence in the metals markets by not only spearheading J.P. Morgan related client events but also offering expertise at industry conferences. Natasha joined J.P. Morgan in 2012 as a base and precious metals analyst, specializing in market fundamentals. Prior to joining the firm, she spent six years as a buyside metals analyst. Natasha has graduate degrees in linguistics and finance and speaks four languages.
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Pamela is a UK London city veteran, having worked for Investment Banks and Brokerage houses globally for the last 25 years.
She is passionate about representation within the financial services sector and works with organisations to build a robust ecosystem to support, mobilise and promote equality and diversity. Working with senior leaders and CEO’s to ensure the equality imperative is part of the overall business and sustainability strategy.
She is an advocate and thought leader for the advancement, wellness and leadership of women and girls. She is a coach and mentor to senior women in leadership roles within the financial services sector. Pamela is passionate about the education and representation of the younger generation, with specific focus on black girls, and works with schools to organise mentoring, wellness, resilience, and career aspirational events.
Pamela is the current Chair of Women in Listed Derivatives London (WILD) this organisation promotes networking and relationship-building among women within the OTC (Over the Counter) and Listed Derivatives industry through social and educational events.
Pamela was voted Financial Times Top 5 Female HERoes Future Leaders 2018 and Brummell’s Inspirational Women City Pioneer 2018.
Andrew Karsh currently serves as Portfolio Manager for the Investment Office of CalPERS, a $400 Billion public pension fund. In addition to direct investment responsibilities across asset classes, he is Founding Chairman of the Investment Office’s Derivatives Committee, was previously a member of their Absolute Return Strategies Advisory Board and has worked to advise the organization regarding Private Equity opportunities.
Outside of his daily role, Andrew has spent the last eight years advising and investing in disruptive startup companies across all industries, and the last three years as part of the advisory team to Berkeley's top ranked Skydeck Accelerator Program. He was also nominated in 2020 as member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal's 30 organization GISD working group, which has been tasked with creating investment opportunities to support the success of the seventeen critical SDG initiatives.
Prior to his current position, Andrew was a Portfolio Manager at Credit Suisse Alternative Investments, managing direct investments for the world's largest institutional investors. His previous responsibilities have included senior global markets positions in both New York and London as part of Credit Suisse’s Securities Division. In addition to focusing on innovative investment strategies across public and private markets, he has extensive experience advising senior executives at many of the world’s largest corporations.
Andrew was Founding Advisor to Fast Forward, the largest technology focused nonprofit accelerator, which through its fellowship program has helped 63 million people globally since 2013. In addition, he is a Founding Board Member at Think of Us, which utilizes a proprietary technology platform to improve the success rates of 400,000 youth in Foster Care.
Andrew is an alumnus of Columbia Business School and the Board Directors College program at Stanford University.
Max (Maximilian J.R.) Layton is a Managing Director at Citi Research. His focus is on cross commodity and cross asset strategies involving commodities
and he has oversight over global commodities research in industrial and precious metals and bulk commodities. Prior to joining Citi Max was a Managing
Director and Head of European Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs. He has also held positions as Deputy Head of Commodities Research at
Macquarie Bank and as a commodities Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Max received his bachelor’s degree in finance at Macquarie University followed by a first class honors degree in economics.
Edward Meir – Mr. Meir has been in the commodities business for more than 35 years in a variety of roles. Mr. Meir started his career as a research analyst with Drexel Burnham covering tropical commodities. He then moved to Trans World Metals to trade aluminum, tin and steel and afterwards, formed his own company as a physical metals broker and commodity research consultant. In 2003, he became MF Global’s base metals and energy analyst before moving his services in 2011 to StoneX. Last October, he moved to ED&F Man Capital where he consults for the base metals group. Fastmarkets ranked Mr. Meir as the #1 overall base metals analyst in terms of forecast accuracy in four of the last eight years and the #1 analyst last year in precious metals. Mr. Meir has an Economics degree from McGill University and obtained his M.B.A from NYU.
Tom Mulqueen is Head of Research at Amalgamated Metal Trading Limited, a leading LME ring-dealing member. At AMT he is responsible for analysing metal-specific and macroeconomic trends driving base metal markets. Tom was previously Head of Market Intelligence at the International Tin Association, with four years’ experience analysing global tin industry supply and demand fundamentals. Tom holds a master’s degree in Geology from Imperial College London.
Rhona O’Connell has over 35 years’ experience as a commodities analyst, and is a recognised authority in the precious metals sector. She has worked as a metals market analyst in many aspects of the industry, including the mining sector, commodities broking at Rudolf Wolff where she was a major contributor to Wolff’s Guide to the London Metal Exchange, and in the equity markets and investment banking, where at Shearson Lehman the was the Group Precious Metals analyst responsible for advising a wide range of market participants from trading through equities to corporate finance.
She has held Extel ranking (2nd place) in the gold sector and has been the Association of Mining Analysts Commodities Analyst of the year, is a regular contributor to the media, and has a large number of speaking engagements to her name. She was the joint most accurate analyst in the London Bullion Market Association’s survey of the forecast gold price in 2019, and the outright winner of the Fast Markets accuracy forecasts for the precious metals suite in the fourth quarter of the year.
After a number of years running the GFMS metals analysts team at Thomson Reuters she is now the Head of Market Analysis for EMEA & Asia at StoneX.
She holds an honours degree in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Andrea Vaccari has spent the majority of her 21-year mining and metals career in sustainability and operational roles. As Director-Responsible Production Frameworks and Sustainability at Freeport-McMoRan Inc, she works internally and externally across the copper value chain with operations, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to advance responsible production. This work includes leading a team focusing on the challenges of responsible sourcing, human rights, assurance, product stewardship and climate change.
In her previous role as Director of the International Copper Association’s (ICA) Health, Environment and Sustainable Development Program, Andrea lead the development of the copper industry’s first-ever responsible production platform, the Copper Mark.
Earlier in her career at Rio Tinto, Andrea served as Global Quality Manager for Rio Tinto Minerals and was responsible for the organization’s quality program and team, including the company’s production and finished product laboratories. In her first two roles at the company, she contributed to and led the implementation of Rio’s sustainability strategy across the minerals business.
Andrea holds a Joint Honors Degree, B.E.S., in Environment and Resource Studies and Physical Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is Chair of the ICA Material Stewardship Council, Co-Chair of the Copper Mark Advisory Council, and the Mining and Metals subject editor for the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.