Speaker Profile: John Mulligan
John is Director of Market Relations and Climate Change Lead at the World Gold Council, managing its climate change research programme and its associated engagement activity with stakeholder organisations. The WGC’s ‘Gold and Climate Change’ programme seeks to deepen the understanding of gold’s current and potential future climate impacts, including gold’s ability to transition to a net zero carbon future. It also examines how various climate scenarios might impact gold’s performance as an investment asset and how this might be shaped by the policy and regulatory landscape. Additionally, John contributes to the organisation’s wider insight and communication outputs. He has written extensively and comments regularly on gold market dynamics, investment strategy and sustainability issues.John joined the World Gold Council in early 2005, working initially on investment research and investor outreach and, subsequently, on projects examining gold's wider socio-economic and sustainability impacts. He has worked in or around the financial markets for over 25 years, including senior roles in business development, product management, trading systems, and market analysis. Beyond gold and finance, John has also consulted on research, business analysis and knowledge management projects for a range of clients, from SMEs to supranational organisations. He has degrees from the University of Sussex and Birkbeck College, University of London.