Prior to joining CRU in 2016, Matthew held a number of senior management positions within Tata Steel in Europe and its predecessor companies. These included Strategy Director for the Long Products Division and more recently Head of Portfolio Development.
Since joining CRU as Head of the Steel and Raw Materials consulting practice, he has led assignments across the global steel value chain for a number of leading international steel companies concerning including a major study of Chinese mill competitiveness and export strategies.
Previous assignments in industry included a strategic review of an European steel company’s welded tubes business; conception and evaluation of a number of proposals to re-align a major steel maker’s market portfolio and asset footprint to better withstand competitive pressures; global review of “mega trends” impacting on the construction sector and the long term implications and opportunities for steel suppliers; development and leadership of a steel rail producer’s manufacturing strategy, securing Board approval for a major capex investment program; development of a joint venture business plan for market entry into the Indian engineering and speciality steels market, including due diligence on the potential partner’s existing assets.
Matthew spent five years living and working in Paris whilst working within the then Corus Rail business unit. He has a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from Loughborough University and a post graduate diploma in Manufacturing and Management from Cambridge University. He holds an MBA from the ENPC School of International Business, Paris.