Rebecca joined CRU Consulting in 1995 and has managed many customer projects across a broad range of metals and subjects. From 2004 to 2007, Rebecca was Practice Area Leader for the Performance Improvement Practice and in particular developed this business in South America.
Between 2007 and 2010, Rebecca spent time as Head of Business Development within CRU, focusing on internal improvement projects, including introducing an internal investment approvals process. In 2010, Rebecca returned to CRU Consulting and took charge of the group's strategy team. In 2019, Rebecca became Chief Executive Office for CRU Consulting and now looks after all aspects of the business.
Rebecca has managed a wide variety of projects such as corporate planning reviews, management training workshops, projects on the implementation of maintenance outsourcing and value-based management key performance indicators. Rebecca is an expert on the labour related aspects of performance improvement. The project teams for these projects have included many external consultancies and subcontractors requiring a high degree of project management expertise. Rebecca has also provided strategic consultancy to customers, including acquisition and disposal recommendations on assets in India, China and Australia and metal purchasing advice for an automotive supplier.
Rebecca holds both an MA and an MEng in production engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland. She is fluent in French and has conversational German and Spanish.
CRU forecasts that global demand for lithium will double by 2024 from today's levels.