James joined CRU in February 2019 as an analyst for the Primary Aluminium and Products Team.
Prior to joining CRU James worked in the oil and gas industry as a Research Scientist in Norway, developing new production and exploration tools. This was an excellent experience which provided a good understanding of the commodity market and helped to develop his research skills. In between leaving oil and gas and joining CRU James also worked as a secondary school Geography teacher. He holds a Masters in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Aberdeen and a Bachelors in Geology from the University of St Andrews.