Chris joined Standard Chartered in 2011 and is responsible for the development of Carbon Markets strategy and product development for the Bank, including the infrastructure and platforms that support the Bank’s sustainable finance goals. The role requires close cooperation across the business and externally to onboard new carbon market products and participate in new markets as they develop. Chris is a member of the CIX management team, supports SCB’s Group CEO, Bill Winters, in his role as Chair of the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM), to which he was recently elected as a member of the board of the newly established Governance Body, as well as leads the SMI FSTF carbon markets working group and serves as a member of the CPLC’s Advisory Group. Chris’s experience in the commodity markets spans over 25 years in origination, sales and trading. At Standard Chartered, he built up the Bank’s energy risk management platform, providing services for state-owned and merchant refiners, oil producers, airlines, utilities and shipping companies.
Previously Chris was with Barclays where he was Global Head of Environmental Markets Sales and before that at Merrill Lynch where he traded power, gas and set up their carbon emissions trading desk. He was a founder member of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) and was the Chairman of Power Trading Forum a division of the Futures and Options Association (FOA). He also worked as a base metals trader for several years before moving to energy. Chris has a strong understanding of commodity trade flows, managing price risk and working with clients across commodities