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World Platinum Investment Council announces the appointment of Trevor Raymond as Chief Executive.

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“Trevor has been a strong executive contributor to WPIC from its earliest origins in 2014. He and his colleagues David Badham and Weibin Deng have been instrumental in the establishment of the World Platinum Investment Council and its success to date under Paul’s leadership. Trevor will be a natural successor to Paul, bringing 30 years of experience in equity and metals markets and a deep understanding of the WPIC. We pursued a rigorous search process to identify Paul’s successor and the Board believes that Trevor has the unique experience and relevant skill set to take the WPIC forward. He is passionate about WPIC’s mission to embed platinum investment as a key global demand segment. On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Trevor on his appointment as Chief Executive.”

Roger Baxter,
Chairman ,
World Platinum Investment Council.

The World Platinum Investment Council – WPIC® last week announced the appointment of Trevor Raymond as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 1 October 2022. Trevor Raymond has been a core member of the leadership team at WPIC since 2014, most recently leading the organization’s global Research and Investor Development functions.

The new appointment follows the decision by CEO Paul Wilson to retire, after founding the Council and leading it for eight successful years. Commenting on Mr Raymond’s appointment, Roger Baxter, Chairman of WPIC said: “Trevor
has been a strong executive contributor to WPIC from its earliest origins in 2014. He and his colleagues David Badham and Weibin Deng have been instrumental in the establishment of the World Platinum Investment Council and its success to date under Paul’s leadership. Trevor will be a natural successor to Paul, bringing 30 years of experience in equity and metals markets and a deep understanding of the WPIC. We pursued a rigorous search process to identify Paul’s successor and the Board believes that Trevor has the unique experience and relevant skill set to take the WPIC forward. He is passionate about WPIC’s mission to embed platinum investment as a key global demand segment. On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Trevor on his appointment as Chief Executive.”

Trevor Raymond said: “First, I would like to thank Paul for his leadership, loyal service and diligent work building an outstanding team at WPIC. I am humbled and honored that the Board has given me the opportunity to continue Paul’s work into a new era. Working closely with my leadership colleagues and exceptional wider team, I see great opportunity to boost our efforts
to increase the number of investors globally considering and allocating to platinum. Our success will strongly support platinum’s role in global decarbonization, as investment demand helps bridge any mismatch between demand growth and supply growth.”

About the World Platinum Investment Council – WPIC®
WPIC is a global market authority on physical platinum investment, formed to meet the growing investor demand for objective and reliable platinum market intelligence. WPIC’s mission is to stimulate global investor demand for physical platinum through both actionable insights and targeted product development. WPIC was created in 2014 by the leading platinum producers in South Africa. WPIC’s members are: Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, Northam
Platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Sedibelo Platinum and Tharisa.

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