Responsible Sourcing

& Technology Summit  

27 March 2020, Hilton, London Tower Bridge UK

Speaker Programme

Thursday, 26 March

12:30 - 17:30  LBMA Industry Workshops (Invite Only)

17:30  Welcome Cocktail Reception, Hilton London Tower Bridge

Friday, 27 March 

09:00 - 10:15 Opening Session 

Welcome Remarks

Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA



Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel, LBMA

Keynote Speeches

Pamela Fierst-Walsh, Senior Advisor Conflict & Critical Minerals, U.S. Department of State
Martin Westrup, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission

Dr Mark Pieth, Academic, Professor of Criminal Law at University of Basel 

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break 

10:45 – 12.00 Session 2: The Challenges Facing Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals

The panel will discuss the current trends and challenges facing responsible sourcing in the precious metals supply chain, and the implications of meaningful due diligence.

Overview & Moderator: Tyler Gillard, Head of Sector Projects, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, Investment Division, OECD


Pamela Fierst-Walsh, Senior Advisor Conflict & Critical Minerals, U.S. Department of State 

Jennifer Peyser, Director, Ethical Resource Program, RESOLVE

Phaedon Stamatopoulos, Director Refining & Banking, Argor-Heraeus SA

Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy, Enough Project and the Sentry

12:00 - 13:15  Lunch 

13:15 – 14:00 Session 3: Focus on Artisanal Mining 

The session looks to encourage industry to engage with responsible artisanal miners.

Overview & Moderator: Jennifer Peyser, Director, Ethical Resource Program, RESOLVE

CRAFT & Beyond
Yves Bertran, Executive Director, Alliance for Responsible Mining 

Challenges & Opportunities for Swiss Better Gold 
Monica Rubiolo, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland


Engaging with ASM – Challenges from a Refiner’s perspective

Antoine De Montmollin, CEO, Metalor Technologies SA

14:00 – 15:00  Session 4: Building Leverage Across the Value Chain 

The panel will discuss the expectations around accountability in the precious metals value chain, with a focus on who has the influence and leverage to effect change.


Moderator: Susannah McLaren, Compliance & Responsible Sourcing Manager, LBMA

Grant Angwin, President, Angwin Precious Metals Advisory Services 
Raj Kumar, Managing Director, ICBC Standard Bank PLC
Allan Finn, Global Commodities Director, Malca-Amit 

Andrew Parsons, Vice President: Group Sustainable Development, Gold Fields Ltd.

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 Session 5: Technology in Action Workshop

The session explores case studies of innovative technology solutions designed to support enhanced due diligence and traceability.

Overview & Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

A Scientific Overview of Types of Security Features
Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Executive Director, Austrian Mint 

Digitalising the Supply Chain
Ben Daly, Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank 

Jewellery & Blockchain – a Case Study
Mark Hanna, Chief Marketing Officer, Richline Group

Electronics & Blockchain – a Case Study

16:30 – 17:30  Taking Responsible Sourcing to the Next Level

Moderator: Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel, LBMA

Philip Olden, Independent Consultant, Signet Jewellers Limited
Ian Warman, Head of Commodities Operations, Europe, Standard Chartered Bank
Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy, Enough Project and the Sentry

17:30 Cocktail Reception & Networking

Please be advised the programme is subject to change due to availability of speakers.