Ashley Levett – Chairman
Ashley Levett has over 30 years’ experience in the metals industry and is the Founder and principle shareholder of Levmet Holdings Limited. His career began at Holco Trading Company, a subsidiary of ED&F Man, where he was director responsible for all non-ferrous trading. After establishing a global forward copper trading business for Drexel Burnham Lambert, he left to form is own successful trading company in the late 1980’s. Following his success in the commodities trading business, he established in 2005 Fairfx Group PLC, the UK’s largest online currency provider. Fairfx PLC is a publicly quoted company on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market with a market capitalisation of circa. £180m and is regulated in the UK by the FSA and Customs & Excise.
Andrew Campbell – Chief Executive Officer
Andrew has been instrumental in the growth and development of Levmet from day one. He is an English qualified solicitor and has an MBA from Imperial College London with over 10 years’ experience in trading environments. Andrew began his career advising tier one investment banks and some of the biggest hedge funds and asset managers in the world, including Goldman Sachs, GLG, Citadel, Tudor and Credit Suisse, on trading, capital and funding issues. Following this, Andrew moved into commodities and has subsequently worked in and with successful businesses across most major sectors
Paul Chivers – Vice-Chairman
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in finance and capital raising in the energy and commodities sectors. A former banker with BNP Paribas and Deutsche, Paul has led many asset backed financings globally. Paul also held senior roles with Enron and Mercuria most recently as CIO and board member of Mercuria Energy in Geneva. Paul is a non-executive director of Levmet.
Antonio Novi - Head of Hedging
After graduating in 1987, Antonio started working with Kaines in London, ultimately becoming the manager of the company’s cocoa project in Nigeria. On his return to London, Antonio worked on the LME desks of Drexel Burnham Lambert, PaineWebber and Mitsui, where he was responsible for managing the metals futures desk. Antonio moved to Monaco in 1996 to start his own company dedicated to providing hedging solutions related to commodities. In 2011, he joined forces with Ashley Levett to create Levmet. Antonio is responsible for bulk commodities and hedging.
Ben Clifford – Head of Risk
Ben began his career in the financial markets as a management trainee with NatWest International in 1987. During the subsequent 25+ years in the markets, Ben has gained an invaluable in-depth knowledge of the metals industry through his time spent in risk, execution and trading roles for brokerages and trading houses. Ben has been with Levmet from inception and has worked alongside Ashley Levett and other senior board members in various roles since 1991.
Colin Gresham – Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Levmet, Colin worked as a senior auditor at Moore Stephens LLP based in Monaco, where he obtained his ACCA qualification. During his 7 years as an auditor he specialised in the audit of investment companies and ultra-high net worth family offices. He was also heavily involved in the implementation and monitoring of internal controls procedures. Colin oversees the day to day accounting and treasury function, and all financial reporting and statements.