We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


David Merriman

Research Director, Rare Earths


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

David has over 10 years of experience in the metals and mining industry, covering a range of commodities including rare earth elements, battery raw materials and noble alloys.  He joined Wood Mackenzie in 2021 following the acquisition of Roskill, where he managed the Battery and EV Raw Materials division.  

At Roskill, David covered a broad range of commodities, with a focus on market analysis for the rare earth elements and lithium. He has also led and been involved in bespoke research and consultancy covering a range of commodities and industrial minerals. 

Prior to joining Roskill, David worked in mineral exploration for gold, copper and rare earth elements at projects within Chile and Tanzania. 


MSc Mining Geology, Camborne School Mines

BSc Geology, University of Birmingham