James Whiteside

Head of Corporate, Metals & Mining


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

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James leads the development of corporate coverage for metals and mining. His current focus is on providing data-driven analysis of companies’ positioning for the energy transition and implications for valuation. He is based in London.

In previous leadership roles at Wood Mackenzie, James set the metals and mining product strategy. He led the development of our metals and mining Emissions Benchmarking Tool and coordinated the integration of ESG and climate scenarios.

James joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 as a consultant. He has 14 years 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