Richard Horrocks-Taylor has been named global head of metals and mining at Standard Chartered – a new role for the bank.

He is based in London and reports to Ananth Venkat, global head of global industries group.

An experienced industry banker with over 20 years covering the mining sector, Horrocks-Taylor has a record of working with mining clients across the emerging markets.

He was most recently with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where he headed the bank’s European, African and former Soviet Union metals and mining business from 2008. Prior to RBC, he worked for other banks, including JP Morgan and Flemings in London, Johannesburg and Hong Kong.

Commenting on the hire, Venkat says: “The appointment of Richard into this role will ensure that we continue to keep a granular focus on this [metals and mining] sector and build further depth to support the future growth aspirations of our clients.”