Before joining CRU, Cathy worked at AZ China as a market analyst, specialising in aluminium and raw materials, and also spent four 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 and costs and silicon metal market and costs.
Cathy has a degree in Chemical Engineering & Technology from North University, China.
Extremely high and volatile metallurgical coal prices since mid-2016 have, after 3-4 years of scrutiny on cost reduction, shifted the focus of the industry away from costs...