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LBMA Appoints Good Delivery List Officer

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The London Bullion Market Association has appointed Neil Harby to the position of Good Delivery List Officer starting in February 2015.

Neil will provide strategic support to the Chief Executive in the management and development of the Association’s Good Delivery System. This includes managing the LBMA Good Delivery accreditation system including applications, Pro-Active Monitoring, Proficiency Testing and other GD related projects. It also includes acting as the Executive’s main contact for the Good Delivery system for regulators, investors, GD Refiners, applicants and LBMA Committees.

Prior to joining the LBMA, Neil worked at the Rand Refinery for more than seventeen years as Executive Head Technical Assurance. During that time, he managed a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and ancillary staff which included the following disciplines: Mass Metrology, QA/QC, Metallurgical Services, Evaluation Services, Analytical Services and Metals Assurance.

Neil also acted as the Rand’s Responsible Gold Compliance Officer, implementing the LBMA’s Responsible Gold Guidance and the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) Code of Practices (COP) and Chain of Custody (COC). He is a Director for the Responsible Jewellery Council where he has been active in determining the strategic direction of the Council. Prior to his time at Rand, he served nine years as Impala Platinum’s Senior Chemist. He has a BSc in Chemistry from Victoria University of Manchester and has completed a Management Development Programme at Wits Technikon.

Commenting on the appointment, Ruth Crowell, the LBMA Chief Executive said: “I am delighted to welcome Neil to the Executive team. His wealth of experience gives further depth of knowledge to the Executive and will significantly bolster our Good Delivery offerings. Neil’s knowledge and experience from his significant time working at one of the LBMA Referees will be of great benefit to our work.”

Grant Angwin, LBMA Chairman noted: “As our work continues to grow and the needs of our market evolve, the LBMA is responding by further strengthening the Executive. The expansion of the Good Delivery department to accommodate a more senior GDL Officer highlights the on-going commitment of the Management Committee and the Chief Executive to best serve our members and refiners, as well as to ensure the maintenance of the high standards expected by this Association. We are delighted to welcome Neil to the LBMA.”

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