Sir Brian Bender, former LME chairman, dies at 72

Sir Brian Bender, chairman of the London Metal Exchange for almost a decade, has died at age 72.

Bender joined the LME in 2010, fresh from a lifelong career in the British civil service, and described himself in an interview with Metal Market Magazine on his retirement in 2019 as a “slightly leftfield candidate” for the role.
He presided over a transformative period of change at the exchange, including its sale to Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing in 2012. Bender was a little over a year into his role when the process to sell the LME kicked off, likely prompted by the exchange’s announcement of a bespoke project to develop in-house clearing.

It was, Bender said in the interview, “a real privilege”...


Andrea Hotter

November 15, 2021

21:45 GMT

New York