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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.

Articles from our industry expert


Zinc metal premia have further to fall

Having reached record highs last year, zinc metal spot premia in Europe and the USA have been under pressure most of this year. They are now well below the annual contract...

30 June 2023   
Topics: Steel, Zinc
Indonesia sets sights on increase nickel capacity to meet battery sector demand


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

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