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Ian has 10 years’ experience both as a market analyst and industry consultant. He is currently Head of Consulting, Southeast Asia with overall responsibility for CRU’s Consulting business in the region.

Between 2015-2017, he was Desk Manager Non-Ferrous Metals and 2012-2015 Desk Manager Ferrous Metals with responsibility for designing and executing consulting projects in these respective areas all over the world.

Ian has lead numerous consulting projects in the areas of strategy development, financial transactions and negotiation support across a wide range of commodities including iron ore, coal, manganese, copper, aluminium, sulphur, sulphuric acid and uranium. He has undertaken primary research at mines and metals processing facilities all over the world and delivered presentations and workshops to senior managers and company executives. Additionally, Ian is recognised as an expert on the uranium and nuclear power markets.

  • Uranium Market Expert Witness. Lead a team of 5 consultants and experts to evaluate a number of commercial and technical assumptions used in a legal dispute. Ian gave evidence at the London Court of International Arbitration in late 2017.
  • Lithium IPO, Project Director. Overall responsibility for quality and issue resolution for the development of an IPO prospectus and supporting consulting services for a Chinese company listing on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2018.
  • Project Director new Nickel HPAL project financing for a global bank
  • Steel Market Acquisition Due Diligence. Assessment and development of market and technical inputs for a financial model for a Southeast Asian steelmaker.

Ian holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.

Articles by our industry expert


Chinese uranium stockpiles limit spot price upside

China’s uranium inventory build-up has supported global market demand over the last decade – it accounted for 27% of global demand in 2018. Expectation around further...

By Toktar Turbay & Ian Hiscock 26 April 2019   
Topic: Uranium