Search the site

Josie re-joined CRU Consulting in 2018. Josie has 15 years’ experience in commodities consulting, defining and managing projects across geographies, products and purposes.

Josie is responsible for the marketing, business development, and delivery of consulting projects in the fertilizer and related chemicals business, primarily related to nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers and their raw material markets. Over the years, Josie has been involved in projects across the fertilizer value chain, including climate change scenario analysis, benchmarking, commercial feasibility studies, lenders’ market consultant studies, sales and marketing strategy, and M&A due diligence. In addition to fertilizers, Josie has experience of consulting across commodities, including aluminium, copper, tungsten, and iron ore, amongst others.

After leaving CRU in 2011, Josie worked for BP and Integer Research (now Argus), and over 2013-2018 was in charge of Integer’s consulting business covering fertilizers, wire and cable, and emissions control. In this role, she assisted fertilizer market participants in making strategic decisions related to project feasibility, M&A, and sales and marketing strategy, and contributed to developing new fertilizer market and wire and cable analysis.

Over 2005-2011 Josie worked at CRU in both London and Australia, providing consulting and analysis primarily focused on non-ferrous metals and mine infrastructure, including rail, port and road investments.

Josie holds a Masters in Chinese and Business from the University of Leeds, and an MA (Hons) in European Union Studies with German from the University of Edinburgh.

Articles by our industry expert

Spotlight feature

The future of green premia:

As corporates increasingly commit to “green” commodity production and marketing strategies, it will be critical to understand the prospects for any resulting price premia...

By Ben Jones & Josie Armstrong 07 September 2020   
Topic: Emissions

Insight

Whose tungsten projects will satisfy growing demand?

Topic: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals