John Williamson named as LME Chairman

The London Metal Exchange (LME) announced that John Williamson will become the LME’s Chairman under a new fixed-term contract through 28 April 2026.
John Williamson was appointed Interim Chairman of the London Metal Exchange in April 2023. He is Chairman of the UK Tote Group and an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, and a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. He was formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of HKEX, and has previously served on the Boards of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and several other private companies.
Mr Williamson has worked within the finance and securities industry for over 40 years and has deep expertise across commerce, investment banking, wealth management, IT, risk, governance and regulation in capital markets. He previously held senior executive roles with Search Investment Group, Morgan Stanley, NatWest Securities and Wood Mackenzie & Co.

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