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Simon has over two decades of experience in the natural resources sector and has worked across all parts of the mining value chain in both operational and corporate leadership roles.

He is the Head of CRU’s Base Metals division, a global team delivering macro-to-micro data, analysis and insight across 14 of the sector’s most critical metals.  Delivering market intelligence comprising detailed asset performance through to global industry trends and the latest cutting-edge emissions data, Simon’s team is helping to support some of our customers’ biggest decisions.

Before joining CRU, Simon worked at Shell and Rio Tinto in senior strategy, M&A, investment analysis and corporate affairs roles; led the Metals division at a B2B market intelligence company; and most recently was Chief of Staff leading strategy and corporate affairs departments at a commodity trader. 

Simon holds an MSc in International Strategy & Diplomacy from LSE and a Bachelor of Commerce from Edinburgh University.

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