Robert has recently set up his own commodity risk management consultancy. He comes with 38 years of experience in the commodity markets. From post-graduate studies in economics and development 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 the Bank of Nova Scotia.
In 2004 working for Mittal Steel and later ArcelorMittal, he set up, centralised and ran a commodity risk management operation for the worlds largest steel producer giving him invaluable experience inside a major industrial institution. Robert has also been consulted by various global, regional and academic institutions on commodity risk management. After joining the London Metal Exchange in 2011 Robert ran over 60 public and bespoke training courses in commodity risk management.
Robert has significant experience in analysing commodity risks in softs, metals, energy, shipping and carbon both in exchange and OTC products. He has delivered training to senior decision makers at major mining, industrial and global institutions across the world helping them to understand best practice in the management of their commodity risks
As a widely considered world leader in this field his career has delved into every area of the commodity markets having worked in research, banking, trading, managing corporate risk, working for an exchange and now adds training to a most interesting career.
Robert continues to provide bespoke training services for the LME and Euromoney in the delivery of LME public training. His simple, inclusive and engaging teaching methods have always garnered great feedback from those he trains.