Amid Recovery Efforts, LME Appoints John Williamson as Permanent Chairman
The London Metal Exchange (LME), which is trying to regain trust and increase trading activity after a nickel crisis last year, has appointed John Williamson as its chairman. He was previously an interim chairman after the former chairman, Gay Huey Evans, resigned in April. Williamson’s appointment is now permanent, and he will hold the position until April 2026.
Williamson’s focus is to make the LME more competitive and appealing, improve trading activity, and support its members and customers in achieving success. While nickel trading volumes have improved since the crisis, they are still lower than levels seen before the trading turmoil last year.
Before becoming chairman, Williamson served on the board of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, the owner of the LME, from 2008 to 2021 as a non-executive director. He joined the LME board in September 2021.