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Helen O'Cleary has been working in the metals industry for more than twenty years.

She spent 15 years as a physical base metals trader and gained experience across a wide range of metals (tin, lead, zinc and aluminium).

Since joining CRU in 2011, Helen has focused on zinc market analysis, with editorial responsibility for the company’s Zinc Monitor. In the second half of 2019 she also became Editor of the Zinc Market Outlook, with responsibility for delivering CRU’s zinc market forecasts.

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Zinc demand to benefit from growth in renewables

The global transition towards sustainable energy sources is set to accelerate over the coming decades as some of the world’s largest consumers of energy look to reduce...

15 July 2021   
Topic: Zinc


Electric vehicles, renewables, and Covid-19: what next for base metals demand?

Topics: Copper, Emissions, Nickel, Technology Metals, Zinc


Navigating the Green Revolution in Base Metals

Topics: Copper, Emissions, Nickel, Technology Metals, Zinc