John is Director of Market Relations and Climate Change Lead at the World Gold Council (WGC), leading its climate change research programme and associated engagement with investors, policy makers and stakeholder organisations.
Additionally, he contributes to the organisation’s wider insight and communications outputs to improve understanding of the whole gold supply chain, and the integration of ESG considerations into strategic market and investment perspectives.
John has been responsible for the production of key research on the socio-economic impacts of the gold industry and is currently focused on exploring gold’s potential response and roles in the context of a world being reshaped by systemic social and environmental challenges, particularly climate change. He writes extensively and comments regularly on wider gold market dynamics, investment strategies, and responsible and sustainable business practices.
John also engages and collaborates with a range of industry organisations and stakeholder groups, including the OECD, the ICMM (International Council on Mining and Metals), and CIBJO (World Jewellery Confederation), where he now serves as President of its Sustainable Development Commission.
John joined the WGC in early 2005. Prior to that, he held a number of senior roles focused on business strategy, product development, trading systems and market analysis. He has degrees from the University of Sussex and Birkbeck College, University of London.
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