Robert is a commodity risk management consultant. He comes with 38 years of experience in the commodity markets. From post-graduate studies in South Africa, he moved into mining and agricultural commodity research, then into a base metal marketing capacity at a number of institutions, most notably Scotia Capital. In 2004 working for Mittal Steel and later ArcelorMittal, he set up, centralised and ran their commodity risk management operation.
Robert has been consulted by various global, regional and academic institutions on commodity risk management. After joining the LME in 2011 Robert ran over 50 training courses, both highly bespoke and public. His latest venture makes Robert one of the most experienced commodity risk professionals in the field available to work with industrial companies in providing bespoke training. He has recently teamed up with The Metals Risk Team of David Waite, Michael Lockwood and Fred Demler three highly experienced members of the metal community.
A leader in best practice education for commodity risk management, he has been relied upon by the LME to provide their global bespoke training for senior decision makers at major mining, industrial and global institutions who rely upon the exchange. His simple, inclusive and engaging teaching methods have and continue to garner high praise from those he trains.
Areas of expertise:
- Identifying commodity risk for major corporates
- Strategies for managing price risk
- Significant experience in base, precious and ferrous metals