Vanessa Davidson joined CRU in 1988 and has had extensive experience of analysing metal markets across the range of ferrous and non-ferrous industries. She moved to the Steel Business Unit in 1997 where she had responsibility for managing the company’s research on nickel and ferrochrome. In 2011, Vanessa became director of CRU’s Copper Team. In addition to the many market studies and cost reports undertaken, Vanessa has also been heavily involved in project feasibility studies and strategy assignments. She graduated with a degree in Economics in 1985.
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