(Kitco News) - CME Group has named Harriet Hunnable as managing director for metals products, the company announced Thursday.

Hunnable will be responsible for developing and executing CME Group’s global metals business strategy, the exchange said. She will be based in London and report to Joe Raia, managing director of energy and metals products.

"CME Group operates the most liquid metals markets in the world, and having Harriet run this business from London underscores our commitment to globalizing our business and putting business owners in the regions where we see the greatest opportunities to continue growing our markets and client base," Raia said.

Hunnable has more than 20 years of experience in global metals markets. She was most recently senior manager at Macquarie Bank in London, where she was responsible for deal generation in the bank's commodities sector.

Previously, she was business development manager for a division of Standard Bank. She also has served as director of precious-metals sales for UBS Warburg and was a vice president for Merrill Lynch. She began her commodities career with NM Rothschild & Sons. She holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Dublin.

By Allen Sykora of Kitco News; asykora@kitco.com

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