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Toby is responsible for both developing CRU Consulting’s research in battery metals and forging into new or lesser-covered. A graduate of Cambridge University and former start-up entrepreneur, he has several years’ experience leading and coordinating complex projects and business transformations, primarily in the metals and mining sector.

Toby’s broad experience spans strategy and marketing, and covers a variety of base, precious and specialty metals. Initially a commercial strategy consultant at diversified miner Anglo American, he went on to manage one of the world’s largest metal-refining books. Within the marketing & sales department, Toby held trading, account management, performance management and business development responsibilities in precious and base metals. He has also established disruptive new businesses around asset optimisation, and change-managed large-scale transitions. Prior to this, Toby worked in sales for a minor and specialty metals merchant, and started up a new media development company that was responsible for a recognised newsfeed and an international best-selling smart-phone application. Toby holds an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge, and has completed a number of professional courses around Derivatives, Leadership and Project Management.

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Chinese ‘rare earth management’ regulations re-escalate tensions

On 15 January 2021, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a draft regulation document outlining its proposals for the regulation of the...

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End-of-life EV battery recycling

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