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James has over 25 years steel industry experience in a variety of market-focused roles. He heads CRU’s finished steel analysis team, providing thought leadership and guidance across flat products, long products and industry decarbonisation, including green steel.

Prior to joining CRU, James worked for Tata Steel where he fulfilled a number of commercial roles in the UK and the Netherlands. As well as being a member of the UK strip products commercial management team, James has worked in both strategic and operational marketing roles. Industry experience includes managing market insight, price policy, forecasting and strategy.

James joined CRU in 2017 and managed CRU’s sheet steel and long products forecast services before moving to his current role.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Aston University and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Outlook for 2023

Explore key economic and market forecasts for 2023 from CRU experts 2022 was a turbulent year in commodity markets. The war in Ukraine, the magnitude of distortion to...

01 January 2023   
Topics: Economics, Steel, Sustainability