London Metal Exchange fills head of comms post

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has poached QA director of comms and marketing Anna Campopiano as the market prepares to expand into plastics.

Campopiano left her post at the computer consultancy last month and has taken up the LME head of comms post left vacant by last year’s defection of Jonathan Haslam to Jarvis (PRWeek, 23 October 2003).

Campopiano has a team of seven PROs and reports to chief executive Simon Heale.

She joined QA in 2001 and was previously director of communications at training company The Skill Group and director of communications at the Teacher Training Agency (TTA).

Campopiano managed the launch of the TTA’s ‘Those who can, teach’ campaign.

The LME does not retain PR support in the UK, though it works with Strategies Inc in the US.

The LME is the main futures contract market for around 90 per cent of the world’s non-ferrous metals.

Suppliers of metals and their customers use the market to fix a price on the delivery of an agreed quantity of metal.

Speculators help to create liquidity and a market for the price of these contracts through trading, which takes place through open outcry in the LME’s ring, over the telephone via brokers and dealers, and through the LME’s electronic trading system Select.

Later this year, the LME is to move into the plastics market through the trading of contracts in polypropylene and linear low-density polyethylene butane, which are most commonly used in the manufacture of plastic bottles.

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