INTERVIEW: Technology refresh a focus for LME, its new chair says

When Gay Huey Evans attended her first London Metal Exchange dinner in 1999, she was head of markets at former UK regulator the Financial Services Authority (FSA) - some 20 years later she was there as LME chair elect, the first woman appointed to the role.

“As a regulator I would send my markets people and occasionally come to learn a little bit more about commodities. I remember sitting in the back row of an event during LME Week just listening and fascinated,” she told Fastmarkets during an interview.

Gay Huey Evans, new LME chairwoman.
“The regulator was always invited to the LME dinner, and as the FSA head of markets, I would attend,” she added.
Her appointment to the exchange came after Sir Brian Bender announced plans to retire after almost a decade in the role, and followed a career of more than 30 years for Huey Evans in financial services, international capital markets and regulation.
This included roles at Bankers Trust, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Citi and, most recently, Barclays Capital.

The approach for the LME role came through a headhunter. Huey Evans had met Laura Cha, chair of the LME’s...

Published

Andrea Hotter

December 11, 2019

08:05 GMT

New York