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Independent Chair appointed to GDT Board of Directors

18 January 2023

Global Dairy Trade is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Hyland as Independent Chair of the GDT Board of Directors, effective from 1 February.   

Charlie is Head of EMEA Dairy and Food at StoneX Financial Europe S.A.  

He has been integral to the evolution of the commodity risk management business at StoneX since 2008, leading the team responsible for developing their suite of dairy risk management services in Europe, including market intelligence, advisory, and execution services.  

StoneX were one of the first companies to offer financial hedging and risk management services to the dairy industry in EMEA. 

 Since joining StoneX, Charlie has been working closely with many of the world's largest dairy producing, trading and consuming companies, assisting in developing their risk management and trading capabilities. As a result, he brings extensive physical and financial commodity risk management experience with him, which is a perfect fit for the strategy that GDT is executing over the next few years.

Prior to joining StoneX, Charlie began his career in treasury risk management with ABN AMRO Bank. 

Charlie’s European and financial market experience expertise strengthen the GDT Board, and will be invaluable in his role as Chair.

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