Anthony Ford

Group Head of Trade Finance and Credit

Anthony Ford is Group Head of Trade Finance and Credit for Mercuria, accountable for the execution of the transactional financing and management of the Group credit risk appetite and credit policy for all trading activity.

Ford has also been instrumental in developing the technology capability within the trade finance and credit teams, including the development of an in-house credit system and implementation of a trade finance third party platform.  

Prior to joining Mercuria in 2012, Ford was the European Head of Credit and Trade Finance for the trading business at BP, responsible for all credit decisions and policy implementation for the largest of BP’s trading businesses.  His career at BP spanned 19 years in various roles in finance, risk and business development.

Ford holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and an MBA from London Business School.