James Whiteside

Research Director, Global Head of Multi-Commodity Research


  • Global
  • Metals costs
  • Metals markets
  • Metals concentrates and intermediates

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James heads the Multi-Commodity Research division of our Metals and Mining team, responsible for cross-commodity research and new product development. His current focus is on decarbonisation and the circular economy, and developing new corporate and asset-level coverage. This includes the evaluation of the environmental, social and corporate governance exposure of metals and mining operations.

James joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 as a consultant in our London office. He has over a decade of experience in the metals and mining industry, spanning commercial, technical and financial advisory roles. As a consultant, he managed several major transactions and was instrumental in developing our battery raw materials offerings.


MSc, Metals and Energy Finance, Imperial College London

MEng, Civil Engineering, University of Leeds