Before joining CRU, Cathy worked at AZ China as a market analyst, specialising in aluminium & raw materials, and also spent 4 years at Joy Global, a US-based, top level mining equipment company, as senior strategic market analyst working on the Chinese coal market. She also has 2 years’ experience as a chemical engineer at IBIDEN. Cathy has significant experience of cost modelling and now covers costs analysis for the Steel team’s suite of cost models including steel, metallurgical coal, iron ore and manganese ore. In addition, Cathy is responsible for the Chinese thermal coal market & costs and silicon metal market & costs. Cathy has a degree in Chemical Engineering & Technology from North University, China.