Neil Seldon is Chairman of Roskill Information Services Ltd. He is also President of Neil S. Seldon & Associates Ltd. (“NSA”) launched in mid 1990 in Vancouver, Canada. NSA acts as consultants and advisors in the marketing of non-ferrous concentrates to clients around the world. Services include negotiation of sales contracts and development of sales and marketing strategies with input into feasibility studies, sales contract negotiation and contract administration. He instituted the formation of Metallicarum International (MIL) a global research and consulting alliance bringing together research analysts, concentrates, metal marketing and price risk professionals in Canada, UK, USA, Germany, Australia and Chile.
Robert worked for more than 30 years at CRU the London based international metals consultants and was until 2001 Managing Director and CEO. In 1987 he founded the management consulting activity of the company. As well as personal contact with metals producers, consumers and financial institutions worldwide, he was also responsible for client assignments in aluminium, aluminium semis, tin, steel production, steel distribution and precious metals working in Europe, North America, Russia and Africa. From 2001 till 2009 he was responsible for creating and building CRU’s Russian and CIS business.
Robert has 10 years’ experience in metal and mineral market economics. He graduated in 2003 having undertaken a BSc in Geological Sciences and an MSc in Mineral Project Appraisal at Oxford Brookes and Imperial College universities. Robert worked as an environmental consultant before joining Roskill in 2006. In addition to managing Roskill’s minor metals research, Robert is an authoritative voice on the global lithium and tungsten markets, having contributed to multi-client and consultancy projects on the former for seven years. He has been Managing Director of Roskill since January 2012, and was previously manager of the industrial minerals division. Robert’s past research, consulting and managerial experience provides him with extensive subject knowledge across Roskill’s products and services.
Director & Manager
Alison Saxby has 30 years’ experience of researching industrial mineral markets and supply developments. She graduated from Leeds University with a B.Eng (Hons) and is a Member of the IMMM. Alison worked on the leading trade publication, Industrial Minerals, and in business development for large mineral trading and processing company, as well as operating as an independent consultant for ten years.
Alison is now a Director of Roskill Information Ltd and Manager of Industrial Minerals Reseach. She has edited and written reports, features and articles on many aspects of the industry such as bauxite & alumina, zircon, fluorspar, and magnesia, as well as end-use industries including refractories, ceramics, pigments, fertilisers and cement. Alison has also undertaken many market research consultancy studies for leading corporate clients including vendor due diligence involving talc and magnesia, and recently market studies on fluorspar, graphite, iodine, potassium salts and zirconia. She is a regular speaker at international conferences on various aspects of the industry minerals industry.
Jonathan is a dedicated industry expert with over 25 years’ worth of experience of research and analysis in the copper market through CRU, Wood Mackenzie and as an independent analyst he has have built up a detailed knowledge and established contacts in the wire rod, brass mills, scrap, and wire & cable businesses. Throughout his career he has been motivated to research and publish accurate business reports, with rigorous attention to detail. These are based on fieldwork and statistical data analysis, interpretation and original thought to explain complex issues in an easily understandable format to provide conclusions and recommendations for senior industry executives. He has developed a genuine passion for investigating the copper industry and understanding the importance of the many forces that are driving the business and shaping its future. He has travelled widely through China, ASEAN, India and the Middle East to visit the industry to understand and learn about growth prospects in these rapidly industrialising, yet poorly documented fast developing markets for copper.