Graduated from the University of Oxford as a chemist, specialising in ligand gated ion channels (the subject of my thesis), before joining Cazenove & Co in the early 1990s. After brief stints working in pharmaceuticals and oils I settled down as Cazenove’s mining analyst, spending three years in Johannesburg, among other places. Later I moved to T Hoare Canaccord in 1999 as a specialist mining salesman and also worked for two years as Cluff Mining’s Mineral Economist, responsible for global target asset valuations. In 2003 I relocated to New York, to develop and market a ‘black box’ model for valuing large-cap equities, before returning to join Edison in 2007 as its Head of Mining. I have extensive media experience, having written for MoneyWeek, The Business, Shares, Investors Chronicle and The Evening Standard (among others), presented on LBC and been a recent guest on BBC One and BBC World.