World Gold Council, Director, Market Relations and Climate Change Lead
John is director of market relations and climate change lead at the World Gold Council (WGC), leading its climate change research programme and supporting its wider engagement with member and stakeholder organisations.
Additionally, he contributes to the organisation’s wider insight and communication outputs to improve understanding of the whole gold supply chain.
John has written extensively and comments regularly on gold market dynamics, investment strategy and sustainability issues. Recently, he has been responsible for the production of key research on the socio-economic impacts of gold mining and is currently focused on developing the WGC’s work on the relationship between gold and climate change.
John joined the WGC in early 2005, working initially on investment research and then, from 2007, as investment marketing manager, specifically addressing institutional and HNW investors.
He has worked in or around the financial markets for over 25 years, including senior roles in business development, product management, trading systems and market analysis.
Beyond the financial markets, John has consulted on research, business analysis and knowledge management projects for a range of clients, from small businesses to supranational organisations.
John has degrees from the University of Sussex and Birkbeck College, University of London.
World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Its purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.
It develops gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and works with a range of partners to put its ideas into action. As a result, it creates structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.
It provides insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.
Based in the UK, with operations in India, China, Singapore and the USA, the World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies.
The World Gold Council's ‘Gold and Climate Change’ programme seeks to deepen the understanding of gold’s current and potential future climate impacts, including gold’s ability to transition to a net zero carbon future. It also examines how various climate scenarios, and the shifting policy and regulatory landscape that might impact gold’s performance as an investment asset.