George Milling-Stanley

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George Milling-Stanley
Occupation Managing Director, Government Affairs
Employer World Gold Council
Location New York

George Milling-Stanley joined the World Gold Council in 1996. He is responsible for all programs involving central banks, governments, and regulatory agencies. Before taking over that role, he was a member of the team that developed Street Tracks Gold Shares (now renamed SPDR Gold Shares), launching the Gold Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2004.[1]


Before joining the Council in 1996, Milling-Stanley worked for six years on the precious metals trading desk of Lehman Brothers, the New York investment bank. His responsibilities included the development of customer business and the firm's research and analysis of the metals markets.[2]

Previously he worked for Consolidated Gold Fields in London, which was at that time the second largest gold mining group in the world. As chief precious metals analyst, he provided gold market intelligence for the whole group. His duties included researching and writing the company's authoritative annual survey of the world gold industry.

Mr. Milling-Stanley's early career was spent as a journalist, including 10 years with the Financial Times in London, where he wrote about the international mining industry.



  1. WGC's Leadership Team. World Gold Council.
  2. Gold - Experts Thought. Pentagold.