Harriet has worked in the commodities markets for over twenty years, spending the last five years heading up CME Group’s precious metals offering from London, having been appointed in January 2011 as part of the Chicago-based exchange’s plans to expand into Europe and Asia-Pacific. She successfully expanded the exchange’s metals franchise to include a comprehensive global offering of base and ferrous metal contracts, metallurgical coal and freight contracts. More recently she was the business driver for the Group’s move into benchmarks and in 2014 setting up a new business in benchmark administration. Harriet is on the Board of CME Benchmarks Europe and serves on the Silver Oversight Committee. Harriet Hunnable previously worked for Macquarie Bank’s commodities business and was director of precious metals sales at UBS Warburg.
Not only is her experience greatly valued within the exchange, but she is a regular speaker at industry conferences and frequently appears as a commentator across broadcast and the trade media, providing views on markets and wider industry topics. She was named one of the Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in Finance in 2012 & 2014 and WIM 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2013.Harrietsupports Maggies charity and is a Barts Hospital Ambassador.