The Team

The Team

  • Robert Baylis BSc MSc FGS ProfGradIMMM

    Robert Baylis BSc MSc FGS ProfGradIMMM

    Managing Director

    Robert joined Roskill in 2006 and has over 12 years’ experience in metal and mineral market economics. Before his appointment to Managing Director in January 2012 Robert managed Roskill’s industrial minerals and minor metals divisions.

    Robert is an authoritative voice on the global lithium and tungsten markets, having contributed to multi-client and consultancy projects on the former for 10 years. Robert’s past research, consulting and managerial experience provides him with extensive subject knowledge across Roskill’s products and services.

    Before Joining Roskill Robert was an Environmental consultant.

    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.

  • Alison Saxby B Eng (Hons) MIMMM

    Alison Saxby B Eng (Hons) MIMMM

    Director, Operations

    Alison is a member of the main board of directors covering all the activities of the Roskill group including publishing, research, consultancy, and events. Alison was previously Head of Roskill Information Services and oversaw a period of significant expansion and development in the publishing business. Concurrently she was Head of Industrial Minerals research and is a leading voice in the Industrial Minerals industry and beyond. Alison’s experience in research, consultancy, publishing and business development mean that she has a breadth of wisdom and knowledge that she brings to the role of Director-Operations, as well as continuing to carry out key consultancy assignments. 

    Alison has 30 years’ experience of researching industrial mineral markets and supply developments. She worked on the leading trade publication, Industrial Minerals, and launched its sister commodity pricing news service. Alison worked in business development for large mineral trading and processing company, as well as operating as an independent consultant for ten years. She has edited and written reports, features and articles on many aspects of the industry  She is a regular speaker at international conferences on various aspects of the minerals and metals industries.

    Alison graduated from Leeds University in Mineral Engineering (B.Eng (Hons)) and is a Professional Member of the IMMM

  • Kerry Satterthwaite BSc PG Dip

    Kerry Satterthwaite BSc PG Dip

    Manager, Industrial Minerals & Chemicals

    Kerry specialises in lithium-ion battery grade graphite, fluorspar and salt and is the creator of Roskill Salt conferences. She has over 30 years’ experience in petrochemicals research, particularly petroleum coke, coal, synthetic graphite, polymers, activated carbon and gypsum. Kerry has written, researched and published over 30 Roskill reports. She is a professional member of IOM3 (the institute of materials, minerals and mining) and sits on the board of The Polymer Society, a division of the Institute. Kerry is a recognised authority in the global downstream petrochemicals industries and frequent speaker at conferences around the world in addition to developing and chairing industrial conferences.

    Kerry obtained her B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry at King’s College, London University and her postgraduate degree in pollution chemistry at Liverpool University.

  • Jack Bedder BA (Hons) MA PhD Candidate GradIMMM

    Jack Bedder BA (Hons) MA PhD Candidate GradIMMM

    Director, Commodity Research Reports

    Jack Bedder joined Roskill in 2012 and is now a Director, responsible for all of Roskill’s multi-client reports and subscription products. He also manages Roskill’s Steel Alloys Division.

    Jack has worked on a wide range of reports and consulting assignments focused on steel alloys and battery raw materials, and is a regular speaker at international conferences especially on the subject of emerging technologies and their impact on raw material supply chains. He has 10 years’ experience of analysing the economics of natural resources, and is an authoritative voice on the global antimony, cobalt, niobium and vanadium markets. 

    Jack graduated from University College London in 2008 with an MA in Political Science and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge where his research explores the processes and behaviours that shape critical materials supply chains.

  • Jessica Roberts MGeol

    Jessica Roberts MGeol

    Manager, Copper & Technology Materials

    Jessica leads Roskill’s tungsten and titanium metal research and, as Manager of Roskill’s Copper & Technology Materials division, is responsible for Roskill’s copper, tantalum and magnesium research, among others. Jessica has 10 years’ experience in industrial minerals and minor metals research. Before joining Roskill in 2012 Jessica spent four years at the leading trade publication Fastmarkets IM (formerly Industrial Minerals), She is a regular speaker at international conferences on titanium, tungsten and refractories markets.

    Jessica graduated from the University of Leicester in 2008 with a Master’s degree in Geology.

  • Patrick Stratton BA (Hons) DESEM DipM

    Patrick Stratton BA (Hons) DESEM DipM

    Principal Consultant

    Patrick has 30 years’ experience in analysing a wide range of industrial minerals and metals markets and has undertaken research fieldwork in nearly 30 countries. He graduated in 1986 with a BA in European Business Administration and a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management (Middlesex Business School, London, and École Supérieure de Commerce, Reims, France). He began his career with Roskill in 1986 before moving to a large engineering consultancy, where he specialised in steel industry research, and then to the Canadian Embassy in London, where he worked as a trade and investment officer. He returned to Roskill in 2002. Patrick is a recognised authority in the global tantalum and niobium industries and has been the author of several editions of the Roskill reports on both commodities, in addition to being the lead on many consulting projects. He is based in Québec, Canada, which facilitates research and client contact in North America.

  • David Merriman BSc MSc FGS

    David Merriman BSc MSc FGS

    Manager – Battery & Electric Vehicle Materials division

    David joined Roskill in 2011, initially working on the rare earth elements market outlook report.  In addition to co-authoring the rare earths report, David has contributed to Roskill’s lithium, tungsten and molybdenum market reports and provided analysis for a range of bespoke consultancy projects.  David has managed Roskill’s Battery & Electric Vehicle Materials division since 2018, which encompasses Roskill’s analysis on the lithium, lithium-ion battery, cobalt, rare earths and electric vehicle markets.  He has also presented at various conferences in Europe, Asia and North America on the rare earth elements and lithium markets.

    Prior to joining Roskill, David worked as an exploration geologist on precious metal and rare earth element projects in South America and Africa.  

    David graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Geology before completing an MSc in Mining Geology at Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter). 

  • David McNeill BSc

    David McNeill BSc

    Senior Analyst

    David has been analysing metal and industrial mineral markets for over two decades since joining Roskill in 1994. He has written many of the company’s multi-client reports but in more recent years has specialised in those dealing with industrial minerals. In particular, he has concentrated on those minerals used in the paper (calcium carbonate and kaolin), refractory (magnesia and zircon), chemical (iodine and soda ash) and glass (boron) industries. David has also contributed to a wide range of consultancy projects, including due diligence reports on magnesia and talc, and market studies on various aspects of the boron, talc and calcium carbonate markets.

  • Suzanne Shaw MSci

    Suzanne Shaw MSci

    Deputy Manager, Industrial Minerals & Chemicals

    Suzanne has been working with Roskill since 2007 and became Deputy Manager of the Industrial Minerals & Chemicals Division in 2018. She specialises in analysis of natural and synthetic graphite and tantalum and has previously worked as part of the rare earths team. Suzanne is the author of numerous Roskill reports on these industries, has developed and maintains related supply/demand models, and is a key part of the consultancy team.

    Suzanne has spoken at recent industry conferences worldwide on trends in the EV/HEV industry, raw material competition in lithium-ion battery anodes, the future of Chinese and rest-of-world graphite supply, graphite electrode market trends and tantalum supply chain sustainability. 

    Suzanne graduated with an MSci in Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2006.

  • Nils Backeberg BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

    Nils Backeberg BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

    Deputy Manager, Steel Alloys

    Nils joined Roskill in 2017 covering rare earths, chromium and antimony market analysis for reports and consulting assignments. He is also the Deputy Manager of Roskill’s Steel Alloys Division. 

    He completed his PhD in geology at McGill University in 2015 evaluating the structural-tectonic controls of gold deposits. Before his PhD, Nils worked as an exploration geologist on a rare earth mineral deposit in South Africa and during his PhD consulted on geothermal projects in Guatemala. He then moved to University College London in 2016 where he worked on advances in shale gas research and exploitation technologies. Nils has published several peer-reviewed research articles and is a regular speaker at academic and industry conferences. 

  • Olivier Masson

    Olivier Masson

    Senior Analyst

    Olivier joined Roskill in 2017 and focusses on the analysis of stainless steel and ferroalloys. Prior to joining Roskill, Olivier managed the European strategic research team for a major financial information provider’s corporate services group. He subsequently joined commodities analysis and consultancy group CRU in 2008 where he covered various markets such as aluminium, copper and stainless steel and spoke regularly at conferences.

    Olivier graduated from London’s City University Business School in 1995 with a BSc in Banking and International Finance.

  • Jose Lazuen BBA LL.B

    Jose Lazuen BBA LL.B

    Analyst - Electric Vehicles, Battery & Supply Chain

    Jose Lazuen is responsible for Roskill’s automotive practice. Jose performs research and analysis on the electric vehicle, battery and downstream supply chain markets.

    He is a regular speaker at international battery conferences and events. Jose joined Roskill in 2017 having previously been involved in electric vehicle investments. In 2016 and 2017, Jose worked for SATIF Partners, a venture capital firm focussed on electric vehicle technology and infrastructure investment. At SATIF, he undertook research and analysis of markets and start-ups, participating in several investment rounds in California’s ChargePoint. Jose has a Double Bachelor of Business Administration and Law from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and he is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Oliver Heathman BSc MSc

    Oliver Heathman BSc MSc

    Manager, Mining Research & Cost Modelling

    Oliver manages Roskill’s Mining Research division. He has more than ten years’ experience within the metals and mining market. Oliver was a founding member of Metals Focus, where he also headed up the company’s mining, cost and producer hedging research. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and events.

    He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Bristol and a first-class MSc in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter).

  • Richard Pell

    Richard Pell

    Sales Manager

    Richard manages the sales and marketing teams at Roskill as well as developing and implementing strategy for both. Richard has specialised in International sales with the emphasis in recent years being on the Asian markets. He has over 10 years’ experience managing, developing and building the client base and developing client relationships in the research and consultancy sector. He works across a broad range of markets including producers, financial institutions and government agencies, he also has over 40 years’ experience in engineering, sales and mining and is qualified in Mining engineering. 

  • George Coles BSc

    George Coles BSc

    Business Development Manager – Europe, Russia & Scandinavia

    George joined Roskill in 2017, His initial focus was on the mining side of the industry before later moving into a more sales-orientated role. George focusses on developing the company’s European business.

    Prior to joining Roskill, he worked in the precious metals sector for over 10 years.

    George graduated from the University of Reading with a BA in Business Economics.

  • Marcio Goto

    Marcio Goto

    Regional Manager, Latin America & Caribbean

    With over 30 years’ experience in mining and metals companies, engineering, consultancy and sales, and qualified in Mining Engineering, with a MBA (FIA Brazil), and specialization courses in France and in Japan, Marcio represents Roskill in Latin America and Caribbean region (including Mexico and Brazil).

    He has over 10 years’ experience managing, developing and building the client base and developing client relationships in the research and consultancy sector. Working across a broad range of markets including producers, “consumers”, service providers, financial institutions and government agencies in Latin America, Marcio manages business development, support to customers and facilitate contacts from analysts at Roskill in the region.

    Marcio is based out of Roskill’s São Paulo office in Brazil, and is fluent in Portuguese and in Spanish.

  • Christine Duggan BA

    Christine Duggan BA

    Sales Administrator

    Christine may well be your first point of contact with Roskill. She will help you with your inquiries, send you more information if you need it, and take your order. Christine is the main person behind Roskill’s international reputation for fast, efficient service.

  • Thomas Drummond BSc (Hons)

    Thomas Drummond BSc (Hons)

    Trade & Statistical Analyst

    Thomas works alongside the Roskill team in a variety of roles, but primarily compiles appendices of international trade data for reports, tracks commodity prices and obtains raw data for the analysis of end-use applications. He helps to manage a comprehensive database of information, archiving data to Roskill’s in-house document management system, in order to keep analysts and consultants up-to-date with current information and trends. Tommy also works beside Christine to process sales and ensure the timely dispatch of reports to clients.

  • Trevor Williams BA DipLib MA

    Trevor Williams BA DipLib MA

    Librarian and Information Officer

    Trevor is responsible for the company’s information requirements both in paper and electronic formats, including the maintenance and content of the company’s extranet. He works closely with the company’s analysts and consultants to meet their information requirements.

  • Irmtraud Berger

    Irmtraud Berger

    Senior Data Analyst

    Irmtraud is responsible for much of the data collection from producers, consumers and other sources of industry information for Roskill’s Steel Alloy products, including the Stainless Steel & Alloys Weekly.

    Prior to joining Roskill, Irmtraud was a market researcher at Heinz H. Pariser Alloy Metals & Steel Market Research since 1986, where she worked on stainless steel, nickel and scrap market studies. She has also been involved in a number of global research and consulting projects.

  • Michaela Lamers

    Michaela Lamers

    Senior Data Analyst

    Michaela works closely with Irmi focusing on market research and data analysis, including on stainless steel and nickel-base alloys. She has worked in these fields since 1991 and has tracked the evolution of trends in these markets for more than two decades. She has played a key role in the collection of data for numerous consulting projects covering a wide variety of topics.

  • Erik Sardain

    Erik Sardain

    Principal Consultant, Steel Alloys

    Erik joined Roskill in 2018 and works on its steel alloys market reports and consulting assignments. Erik focusses on the market for hardened, structural and bearing low alloy steels.

    Erik has more than twenty years’ experience in the mining industry, as an investment analyst, portfolio manager, and independent consultant, covering base and bulk commodities as well as energy and chemicals, based in Asia, Europe and North America. He previously worked for BHP Billiton, based out of Singapore, covering ferrous metals and heading the global iron ore research. 

    Erik graduated from University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies with Licence degrees in Economics and Political Sciences.

  • Jake Fraser Bsc (Hons)

    Jake Fraser Bsc (Hons)

    Consultant – Battery Materials

    Jake Fraser is a Consultant specialising in battery materials at Roskill. Jake performs research and analysis across the suite of cathode raw materials and is responsible for Roskill’s lithium supply outlook. He undertakes bespoke consultancy projects for companies requiring strategic advisory at all stages of the supply chain. Jake is a regular speaker at international industry conferences and events, presenting at events in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

    Before joining Roskill’s consulting division in 2018, Jake was a resource economist within business development at Gindalbie Metals. During this time Jake undertook a major corporate strategy review evaluating strategic cobalt, lithium, copper and gold markets and aligning them with risk assessed M&A opportunities. This led to the acquisition of the Mt Gunson Copper-Cobalt Project in South Australia by way of farm-in agreement.

    Jake holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia where he studied technological progress as a driver of economic growth.

  • Dominic Wells Bsc, Msc

    Dominic Wells Bsc, Msc


    Dominic joined Roskill in April 2019 as a cost modelling and mining research analyst specialising in battery raw materials operations. Dominic is responsible for developing cost model analysis on current and future mining and refining operations, producing operational life forecasts. Dominic collaborates in producing overall market reports, co-authoring across a variety of commodities and forecasting market developments. 

    Dominic graduated with a Distinction MSc in Advanced Mineral Resources Development from TU Bergakademie Freiberg, MU Leoben and China University of Mining and Technology, where he completed his thesis in proposed remediation operations of brownfield former mining sites. Prior to this he completed his BSc in Geology at the University of Brighton where he also specialised in remediation of former mine sites. 

  • Ying Lu, MSc

    Ying Lu, MSc

    Research Analyst

    Ying joined Roskill in 2018 and focusses on cobalt and nickel sulphate research. Ying Lu graduated from Cass Business School, London, with a MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance. In her distinction-awarded thesis, Ying explored cobalt supply risk and its impacts on the EV battery industry.

    Before her MSc, Ying worked for a leading cobalt and nickel trader and processor based in eastern China, where she was responsible for supply chain, procurement and business strategy. Her commercial exposure to cobalt and nickel raw materials has translated into industry knowledge as well as business acumen to identify trends in these markets.

  • Eileen Wu, MSc

    Eileen Wu, MSc


    Eileen Joined Roskill’s China office in 2018 and focusses on the markets for lithium-ion batteries and battery materials. She contributes to major China-focused analysis and consulting.

    Prior to joining Roskill, Eileen worked Sunwoda Electronic Co., Ltd located in Shenzhen a known and listed Li-ion battery producer of China, where she was responsible for Sunwoda’s supply chain management and market analysis with a focus on cobalt, lithium, nickel and cathode materials.

    Eileen graduated from Shenzhen University with an MSc in inorganic functional material. She has an academic background in Li-ion battery and participated in several research projects on cathode materials used in All Solid Film Li-ion battery when she was in Shenzhen university.

  • Yoshiyuki Ishido

    Yoshiyuki Ishido

    Business development manager – Japan

    Yoshi joined Roskill’s regional office in 2019. As the business development manager, he strengthens the sales team for Asia and facilitates relationships with analysts and customers in Japan. He has over 20 years’ experience managing, developing and building client bases. Over the last 4 years he has specialised in developing client relationships in commodity, financial trading, research and consultancy sectors.

    Yoshi holds Bsc in business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University.

  • Zoe Cripps

    Marketing executive

    Zoe joined Roskill in 2019. As the marketing executive she manages Roskill’s social media channels and wider marketing strategy. Prior to joining Roskill, Zoe was an independent Social Media manager and copywriter. She is also experienced in partner development, PR and administration from her time with global It company ESP.  

    In 2017 Zoe achieved the Digital Mums Social Media Managers Award.


  • Judith Chegwidden BSc MIMMM FRSA

    Judith Chegwidden BSc MIMMM FRSA

    Associate Consultant

    Judith has over 40 years’ experience in analysing minerals and metals markets. Recent projects have involved due diligence on the market for a filler mineral, a market study and price forecast for molybdenum, a detailed review of the market for a chemical mineral in China, preparation of several industry reports on rare earths for feasibility studies, a strategic review of titanium sponge supply, due diligence on the market for specialist minor metals, a global overview of the vanadium pentoxide market with particular reference to new markets, an in-depth review of Chinese rare earth production, a review of markets for low cost titanium for a major mining company and a project to identify the US market for the by-products of flue gas desulphurisation. She has also written and edited reports on chromium, silicon and the noble alloys.

  • Peter Huxtable MA(Cantab), CEng, FIMMM, FIQ

    Peter Huxtable MA(Cantab), CEng, FIMMM, FIQ

    Associate Consultant

    Peter has over 40 years’ experience mostly at the sharp end of the minerals industry. He is a metallurgist who started in the steel industry prior to his degree at Cambridge University. He held senior positions with Anglo American on the Zambian Copperbelt, and at Glebe Mines operations in the Derbyshire Peak District. He has been an independent consultant since 2000.

    He is a recognised international expert on fluorspar. He produced the Financial Times review in 2000, authored the Mining Journal Annual review for several years; and has worked on the last three revisions and updates of the Roskill Market Reports. Peter also worked on the 2006 Roskill barytes update and the current 2015 revision.

    His business interests include British Aggregates Association, The Barytes Association, Mining Association of the UK, Ecton Mine Educational Trust and Amemptos Music. He is a member of the CBI Minerals Group and the UK National Minerals Forum.

  • Jonathan Barnes

    Jonathan Barnes

    Associate Consultant, Copper

    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. Most recently he spoke at the IWCC Joint Meeting in Kuala Lumpur and he will next be presenting at the International Copper Forum in Tongling, China. 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.

  • Alex Feytis

    Alex Feytis

    Associate Consultant

    Alex is an Associate Consultant for Roskill, focusing on gallium and semiconductors. She is also a business journalist specialising in mineral resources and mining intelligence in Africa.

    Alex joined Roskill in 2015 and since then has co-developed with Roskill the African Mining Reports (AMRs), a series of country and regional reports focusing on the developments of the mining industry in Africa. The aim for these independent reports is to give an overall picture per country/region of the mining industry on the African continent, taking into consideration every factor impacting mining: mining and investment landscape, infrastructure, energy, transport ,workforce, political landscape, mining codes, tax framework, challenges, opportunities, outlook etc

    Previously, Alex worked as Assistant Editor for trade publication Industrial Minerals in London, focusing on fertiliser minerals and Africa resources. Prior to that, Alex also worked as Editor of several Euromoney Yearbooks reviews, including Commodities, Precious Metals & Mining Review. Fluent in French and English, she graduated from the Institut de Journalisme Bordeaux Aquitaine (IJBA) in Bordeaux, France with a MA (equivalent) in journalism. She has travelled the world to visit mine sites, interview decision makers, and speak at international conferences on African resources.