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Ben is the Analysis Lead for CRU’s coal, costs and ferroalloys team, based in Sydney. He has responsibility for CRU’s coal and coke, steel and steel raw materials costs and ferroalloys analysis, steel continuous improvement and also supports research and consulting projects across steel, steel raw materials and non-ferrous metals.

Ben has 18 years’ experience in market strategy, industry analysis, and macroeconomics gained across mining, metals and the public sector. Prior to joining CRU, Ben led Market Strategy and Industry Analysis teams at Rio Tinto in Singapore and London, and covered copper, copper by-products, coal and diamonds. Prior to this, Ben was the Group Economist at Tata Steel, based in London. Ben started his career as a macroeconomist at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance in Melbourne.


Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics and an Honours degree of Economics at Monash University.