13 March 2019 – Marex Spectron, the global commodities broker, has today announced the appointment of Carla Stent as Non-Executive Chair of the Group Board.

Carla, who has sat on the board for the past four years and was until recently Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee, takes over from Simon Heale, who stood down in December after three years in the role.

Carla has extensive executive and non-executive international experience across financial services, principally banking and private equity, as well as retail and travel.  Her current Board roles include the Post Office Limited, JP Morgan Elect plc, Savernake Capital Group and Power to Change.  She has also served on the boards of Change Alliance (India) Private Limited, Christian Aid, The Young Women’s Trust, and various Virgin Group entity boards, amongst others.

From 2010 to 2013, Carla was Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Virgin Group. She was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the Global Retail and Commercial Bank arm of Barclays Bank.  From 2000 to 2004, at Thomas Cook AG Group, she held a variety of roles, including Operations Director, as well as Director of Group Strategy & Corporate Finance.

Carla Stent commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of Marex Spectron. This is an exciting time for the company, with a number of recent acquisitions and new developments, and I look forward to closely working with Ian Lowitt and the Board to continue on this upwards trajectory.”

Jeremy Isaacs of JRJ Group added: “To have someone of Carla’s calibre as Chair of Marex Spectron is a wonderful outcome for the firm. After four years on the Board she has a tremendous understanding of Marex Spectron and brings great experience to this role.”

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Marex Spectron

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About Marex Spectron Group Limited

Marex Spectron is a leading global commodities brokerage, with significant market share of many major Agricultural, Metal and Energy products.  Headquartered in London, Marex Spectron’s extensive international network covers Europe, Asia and North America markets.

State-of-the-art electronic and voice broking services facilitates all types of trading strategies.  This is backed by decades of experience, with Marex Spectron placing great emphasis on intellectual knowledge and insight, alongside access to extensive data sets and the latest analytical tools.

Clients are commodity producers and consumers, banks, hedge funds, asset managers, brokers, commodity trading advisors and professional traders.

Global exchange memberships include, amongst others, the London Metal Exchange (LME), CME Group and ICE Group.

Marex Spectron is regulated in the UK by the FCA, in the US by the NFA and CFTC, in Hong Kong by the SFC, and in Singapore by the MAS.

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