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. 


Nick Pickens

Research Director, Global Mining


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

Nick has over 20 years of experience as an analyst in the metals and mining sector and has worked across base, bulk and precious metals. He was involved in copper research with Wood Mackenzie for over seven years before taking a role as a research director of global mining. Nick is central to delivering thought leadership research across the mining team, leading cross-commodity insights on major themes in the sector.

Earlier in his career, Nick held positions at other specialist metals consultancies, playing a key role in developing mine and smelter services for gold, copper and PGMs. He also has experience of working in the capital markets during his six years as an equities analyst in London.


MSc, Mineral Project Appraisal, Imperial College London

MGeol, Geology, University of Leeds