The World Gold Council appoints Natalie Dempster to lead its Government Affairs team.

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The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, today announced that Natalie Dempster will lead its Government Affairs activities with immediate effect. The Government Affairs team works with policymakers and influencers globally, equipping them with tools and research to make an informed decision about the role of gold. She will report directly to Aram Shishmanian, CEO of the World Gold Council, and will be based in London.

Natalie joined the World Gold Council in 2006, where she is currently responsible for government affairs research as well as playing a key role in the active dialogue with central bankers, multilateral agencies and government regulators.

Prior to joining, she was an economist at The Royal Bank of Scotland and JP Morgan Chase. Natalie holds a BSc in Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and an MBA from City University Business School (CASS), London.

Aram Shishmanian, CEO of the World Gold Council, said:

“Given the current economic and political environment, there is increasing complexity in the regulatory arena and Natalie will play a key role in helping guide and inform discussions affecting the use of gold within the financial system.”

Natalie is replacing George Milling-Stanley, who is retiring after a long and distinguished career with the World Gold Council. During his 15 years with the organisation, he has played a key part in numerous milestones within the industry including the creation of the first Central Bank Gold Agreement.

Aram Shishmanian, CEO of the World Gold Council, continued:

“George has made a significant contribution to developing the gold market over the past 15 years. We wish him all the best in retirement.”

For further information please contact:

Stephanie Mackrell
World Gold Council
T +44 20 7826 4763
E Stephanie.mackrell@gold.org

Quintin Keanie
Capital MSL
T+44 20 7255 5154
E Quintin.Keanie@capitalmsl.com