Simon Morris joined Wood Mackenzie as head of metals research in April 2019. He leads a global team of analysts who provide data and insight of relevance for any stakeholder involved in the extraction or consumption of aluminium, copper, gold, lead, nickel and zinc.
Prior to this Simon spent 12 years working for Rio Tinto in London, Mozambique and South Africa. His career there encompassed a wide range of roles – including M&A due diligence and transaction execution, investment modelling and analysis, corporate relations – with a particular focus on sovereign risk management, and strategy and financial planning.
Simon started his career working for Shell Exploration and Production, with assignments in Aberdeen, Lagos and The Hague. His work centred on Shell’s upstream assets, with a focus on business improvement and strategy-related projects.
Simon has a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Edinburgh and a master's in international relations from the London School of Economics.