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Paul Wilson, Chief Executive

Paul Wilson, Chief Executive

Paul joined WPIC from Bain & Company, the global management consultancy, where he led the firm’s UK financial practice.

Paul is an investment and wealth management specialist who has enjoyed considerable involvement in the broad financial services sector over the last 25 years. He has also been deeply involved in the precious metals market. While at Bain & Company, Paul helped raise the investment attractiveness of gold by leading the development of the gold market’s first and largest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).

Alongside his role at WPIC, Paul is a Director of XL Catlin’s UK insurance businesses, a Director of Brewin Dolphin Plc, a Director of Unigestion Holding SA and International Chairman of the NGO, Action Against Hunger.

Trevor Raymond, Director of Research

Trevor Raymond, Director of Research

Trevor leads research and investor development for WPIC. He joined from Anglo American Platinum where he was the Head of Market Intelligence and Market Relations.

A precious metals specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the equity and metals market, Trevor moved into the platinum industry in 2000 following 17 years in gold mining, which saw him undertake roles in engineering, mineral economics and corporate finance.

Trevor was Anglo American Platinum’s Head of Investor Relations until 2008 when he joined the platinum marketing team in London to focus on commodity research and market development.

Marcus Grubb, Director of Market Development

Marcus Grubb, Director of Market Development

Marcus leads market development for WPIC. He joined from the World Gold Council (WGC) where he led the organisation’s investment team and was global investment strategist and spokesperson.

Marcus is an investment and market development specialist and while at the WGC, led the launch of the gold accumulation scheme in China with ICBC. He also played a key role in the marketing of the gold ETFs around the world between 2008 and 2013.

Before joining WPIC, Marcus enjoyed a 15 year career in investment banking. He was global head of equities for Rabobank and worked for a number of leading firms including JP Morgan, UBS and Salomon Brothers.

David Badham, Chief Administrative Officer

David Badham, Chief Administrative Officer

David leads finance, operations, HR, legal and governance for WPIC. He joined from Cass Business School where he was the Deputy Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre, leading sponsor relationships. He also authored research on social impact investing for the Financial Times.

David was the Head of Investment Marketing for Europe at the World Gold Council until 2013. His responsibilities included the development of global distribution channels for research.

In a 25 year career with the Royal Bank of Scotland, David’s roles included Head of Business Strategy, Marketing and Communications at the bank’s global wholesale banking and markets division, based in London.

Brendan Clifford, Manager, Investor Development

Brendan Clifford, Manager, Investor Development

Brendan is responsible for the interface between the WPIC and investors to ensure data, research and insights meet the needs of different investor groups. Identifying investors whose mandate and risk profiles are most suited to an allocation to platinum and establishing optimal two-way communication underpins the WPIC Investor Development programme.

Brendan joined WPIC from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) where he was an analyst in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection division responsible for sourcing, researching and investing in long-only equity fund managers.

Prior to this, Brendan was an assistant fund manager with Dublin-based Merrion Capital, responsible for co-managing three equity value funds.

David Crawford, Program Manager, Market Development

David Crawford, Program Manager, Market Development

David is responsible for a series of market development initiatives that increase the range of sustainable platinum investment products available to investors worldwide. He is an established precious metals specialist.

Prior to joining the WPIC, David was Head of Precious Metals at the London Metal Exchange (LME) where he led LME’s corporate strategy in precious metals, provided counterparty clearing and closing price information to the bullion market, and secured and launched the Platinum and Palladium Price Benchmarks in 2014. Alongside this, he managed LME’s client engagement for precious metals with top tier investment banks, industry bodies, regulators and metals trading houses.

Zwelakhe Gumede, Executive, Market Development

Zwelakhe Gumede, Executive, Market Development

Zwelakhe is currently on a secondment to the WPIC Market Development team from Anglo American Platinum.

Prior to this, Zwelakhe worked at Anglo American Zimele, Anglo American’s enterprise development initiative, as a Business Development Analyst primarily responsible for the structuring and analysing of new business development opportunities within Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Enterprises (SMME).

Before joining Anglo American, Zwelakhe was an auditor for Deloitte South Africa focused on companies operating in the manufacturing, mining, communications and construction sectors.

Bhavick Morjaria, Technology

Bhavick Morjaria, Technology

Bhavick is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects at WPIC, including strategy, infrastructure, cyber security and telecoms.

A technology consultant with over 20 years’ experience, Bhavick worked at Deutsche Bank and Oracle Corporation before moving to Bain & Company, the global management consultancy. While at Bain, Bhavick led the Partner support team in London and supported the firm’s Munich and Zürich offices.

Alongside his role at WPIC, Bhavick advises financial and professional services firms, and is a retained advisor to several family offices.

Amanda Palmer, Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Amanda Palmer, Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Amanda is responsible for providing administrative support to the CEO as well as organising WPIC events. She is also the office manager.

Amanda joined WPIC from Bain & Company, where she supported the European Head of Private Equity and partners in the Global Oil and Gas and Financial Services practices.  Amanda was also responsible for arranging various offsites and events in Europe.

Prior to this, Amanda has 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in investment banking, corporate broking and investor relations. Her roles included event organisation and roadshow management in the UK and internationally, for high profile, blue chip clients.

Svetlana Petrova, Finance

Svetlana Petrova, Finance

Svetlana works across all WPIC finance activities. Her main focus is on budgeting, payments, cash flow/banking and resource management. She administers the WPIC accounting system.

Svetlana has over ten years’ experience in finance roles with companies operating in both service (including not-for profit) and manufacturing sectors within the European Union.

Outside WPIC, she provides consultancy services to other third parties on setting up finance systems and back office function development.

Graham Richardson, Finance

Graham Richardson, Finance

Graham is responsible for the finance function of WPIC. He has over 25 years of UK and international finance and accounting experience.

Prior to this, Graham was the Director of Finance at the World Gold Council. He acted for a time as CFO and Treasurer of the SPDR Gold Trust. Earlier roles include CFO of an AIM listed hedge fund and Group Financial Controller of a leading UK based financial services organisation.

Outside WPIC, Graham is a director of a consultancy firm that specialises in system and process support for organisations in set-up and growth phases.

Andrew Tan, Program Manager, Market Development

Andrew Tan, Program Manager, Market Development

Andrew is responsible for a series of market development initiatives that increase the range of sustainable platinum investment products available to investors worldwide. He has 17 years of corporate finance and Big Four management consultancy experience, and has a keen interest in the emergent opportunities for the adoption of fintech solutions within financial markets.

Andrew joined WPIC from KPMG where he led business transformation engagements for FTSE100 and private equity owned client companies. Prior to this, he headed up corporate development for a global clean tech company, after roles involving angel financing and capital raising for technology SME's. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, working in fixed income trading.