John Burton has served as a member of the board of directors since April 2023.
He has been company secretary of the parent company of Glencore since 2011. He leads a team that focuses on excellence in Glencore’s governance arrangements across its large number of subsidiaries and joint ventures across the globe. He also advises Glencore’s businesses on acquisitions, divestments and equity investments. This has included transactions for Glencore’s copper, zinc and oil businesses and its agriculture JV Viterra.
Mr. Burton qualified as an English solicitor in London in 1990 and was appointed a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna in 1998 advising on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. In 2006, he was appointed as company secretary and general counsel of London-listed Informa plc, where he established the group legal function and a new company secretarial team. He resides in Switzerland.