Garry Jones

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Garry Jones
Location London

Garry Jones is a derivatives executive and former CEO of the London Metal Exchange (LME). He officially retired from that position on January 23, 2017.

He took over that role on September 30, 2013 after being appointed to the position by the LME's parent, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing in August 2013. [1] He replaced Martin Abbott, who announced his resignation from the LME in June.[2]

Jones is also HKEx’s co-head of global markets and a member of HKEx’s management committee.


Jones spent many years in executive positions in the derivatives industry. He was the global head and executive vice president of NYSE Liffe from May 1, 2009, replacing Hugh Freedberg .[3] Jones was also head of global derivatives at NYSE Euronext but stepped down in 2012 after five years.

He previously served as executive director of business development and strategy at NYSE Liffe, where he was responsible for marketing, sales, product development and strategy.[4]

Jones joined Liffe from ICAP Plc, where he was chief executive officer of ICAP Electronic Broking (Europe).[5] Before joining ICAP, he was CEO and president of BrokerTec Europe Ltd, the bank-consortium-owned global fixed income electronic trading platform.[6]

Jones previously worked for almost 20 years in a variety of senior management roles in trading, sales and research for investment banks in the USA and Europe, focusing on the bond and derivatives markets, working for Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch, Daiwa Securities and Banque Paribas.

He has been a member of the board of directors of the Qatar Exchange, LCH.Clearnet Group and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. He was a founder member of the Futures and Options Association’s European Industry Council and was a member of the senior level Practitioner Panel that advised the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on new policy initiatives under the UK’s former regulatory regime.[7]


Jones has a B.A. and an M.A. in Geology from Oxford University in the UK and an MBA from Stanford Business School in the US.

2015 MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series, London

"It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you finish. Don’t just do the job for the money. Do your research, work hard…and it might work out."


2016 Exchange CEO Series: LME's Garry Jones Looking At More Metals, More Clearing and More China

Garry Jones: LME’s Man of Steel … And Base Metals

Garry Jones took the reins of the London Metal Exchange (LME) at the end of September. Just over a week into the job, he spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the LME’s next steps, what’s happening with the controversial warehouse issue, CME’s aluminum challenge and how LME’s parent company Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing can become a metals powerhouse in Asia. [8]

Former Liffe and LME CEO Garry Jones kicks off JLN's annual series of interviews with industry leaders at FIA Boca. In this year's series of some 20 videos, executives from exchanges, fintech companies and service providers give their outlook on the coming year and state of the industry.


  1. HKEx picks Garry Jones to head LME. Financial Times.
  2. London Metal Exchange Gets New CEO. The Wall Street Journal.
  3. NYSE Liffe Names New Chairman. Wall Street Journal.
  4. Press Release. Euronext.
  5. Press Release. efinancialnews.
  6. Management Team. Brokertec.
  7. HKEx and LME announce changes in senior executives. LME.
  8. Garry Jones - LME's Man of Steel...and Base Metals. John Lothian News.