The late Michael Warren was a chief technology officer for the London Metal Exchange (LME). He passed away on May 16, 2012, having worked for the LME since 2007. CEO Martin Abbott published a member notice acknowledging Warren's five years of dedicated service.
Warren began his career in 1974 working for IBM in New Zealand as a shift supervisor in computer operations. He moved to Esso Australia Ltd in 1978 and worked in a similar role there for two years. He was a network facilities manager for National Mutual, then worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 10 years as a director in computer audit, risk management and security consultancy. In November 2002, Warren moved to software company Attix5 to become the head of European operations and was responsible for channel targeting, acquisition and management, and technical services management and delivery.
Warren developed his own information technology consultancy, Michael Warren Consulting Limited, in January 2006. He joined the London Metal Exchange in January 2007 as a the interim chief technology officer, and transitioned to a permanent position in May 2007. He qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) in 1998.
From Abbot's note:
"Michael was instrumental in the development of the LME over the last five years having transformed the business from being a technological under-performer into a first class exchange, easily matching our peer group in terms of capacity and resilience."
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