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Laura joined CRU Consulting in January 2016. She is a project manager on the Steel and Raw Materials Desk, delivering reports to a wide range of clients from miners to trading companies.

Laura's recent work involves scenario analysis to help determine risk around an investment, modelling of the steel value chain to evaluate the impact of increasing availability of scrap in China and cost benchmarking to compare the competitiveness of global operations.

Prior to this role, Laura worked in the CRU Analysis team for 7 years, focusing on steelmaking raw materials markets. As the editor of three of CRU's iron ore market analysis reports, Laura has a strong understanding of supply and demand fundamentals, alongside prices and costs in the industry. Laura was the main point of contact for CRU's iron ore clients in CRU Analysis and is close to the day-to-day movements of the market, given her wide contact base. With this experience, Laura has spoken at many industry conferences and seminars, as well as sat on expert panels explaining the rationale for CRU's iron ore forecasts.

Prior to her career at CRU, Laura completed a first degree in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Laura also has a law degree from the College of Law in London.

Articles from our industry expert

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Case study

Designing investment strategies that take account of commodity cycles

The client, a Japanese trading house, asked us to aid their strategy development process by defining, separating and estimating the super cycles in historical commodity...

By Lavan Mahadeva & Laura Brooks 28 April 2017