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Alex is a Principal Consultant based in CRU's New York office. Alex relocated to New York in 2015 after eight years working for CRU Consulting in London.

Over this period Alex has been involved in a wide variety of consulting projects across numerous commodities, building up particular experience in the iron ore, stainless steel, nickel, and ferroalloy sectors.

Alex spent much of his initial years at CRU specialising in the iron and steel industry with a particular focus on China. Alex then moved to specialise in the nickel and stainless sector. During this period he led numerous studies looking at different aspects of all parts of the stainless value chain, including ferroalloys. Alex has particularly extensive experience in cost and value-in-use modelling, having created several such models for various commodities – iron ore, stainless steel, manganese ore, vanadium products, nickel raw materials – in the course of conducting consulting studies.

Alex now works across a broad range of commodities supporting predominately North American customers, whilst also providing important contributions to consulting projects related to his  commodity specialties.

Alex graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2007.

Speaking engagements

CRU’s North America Steel Conference – Chicago, USA 2-4 October 2017

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Case study

Understanding costs of new nickel sulphate supply in South East Asia

Complex supply developments in South East Asia meant that a third party view of potential new nickel sulphate supply and its costs was essential. Our client’s strategy...

By Rebecca Gordon, Alex Laugharne, Lucent Nicholson, Nikhil Shah & Ashley Wang 26 February 2019   
Topics: Nickel, Technology Metals

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