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David has 30 years' experience in the mining industry gained by working for international companies and corporate and investment banking divisions within global financial institutions. 

David has worked on projects involving the exploration, development, production and marketing of base and precious metals, bulk commodities, fertilizer minerals and specialist metals. He has led transactions on every continent for investors, mining companies and governments advising on strategy, financing options, acquisition and disposals.

Prior to joining CRU, David was global head of mining and metals at Standard Chartered. He was head of Macquarie Bank's European natural resources advisory team and held natural resource related positions at BNP Paribas, Kleinwort Benson and Samuel Montagu. In addition, David spent four years in the business development department of Outokumpu Metals and Resources (now Outokumpu oyj).

David joined CRU in 2015 and is currently a member of the Management Executive team and Group Executive Board.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Geology from Imperial College.

Speaking engagements

World Materials Forum