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Howard Gatiss

Chief Executive Officer
CMC - Coal Marketing

Howard Gatiss graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics. For many years he worked with Shell across the world in a variety of disciplines; oil trader, marketing manager and business development manager, culminating in his position of CEO of the downstream businesses in Vietnam, which included lubricants, bitumen and chemicals. He left Shell in 1997 to establish BICC, a British cable manufacturer, in China. BICC was acquired by Pirelli in 2000. He became CEO of Pirelli Power Cables China and integrated the operations of the two companies.
In January 2003 he set up CMC – Coal Marketing, sister company and commercial division of Carbones del Cerrejón, Colombia. Exports have risen from 18 million tonnes (2002) to 31 million mt in 2018. CMC covers the whole of the Atlantic market from the USA, Central and South America to Europe and also now has an important customer base in Asia.
CMC and Cerrejón are owned in equal parts by Anglo American, BHP and Glencore.

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