Mark Seddon, Minor metals and rare earths
Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London. He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services. With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector.
After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in European Business Administration, as well as a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management, Mark spent three years as a sugar trader with Louis Dreyfus, a leading global soft commodities company. The next 20 years were spent at Roskill Information Services, a leader in international metals and minerals research. In January 2001, Mark was appointed a director at Roskill and in December 2010 became the Managing Director of the company. Prior to joining Argus, he ran his own metals consulting company, Tungsten Market Research.
Nigel Tunna, Minor metals and ferrous alloys
Nigel has been involved with the metals industry since 1979 when he joined Cominco as a specialty metals trader. Since that time he has worked with Sassoon Metals and Chemicals and China Industrial Resources trading in a wide range of metals, ferro-alloys and rare earths from China and the CIS before setting up his own trading company, Rushmore, specialising in antimony and tungsten.
In 2000 he started Metal-Pages to provide business intelligence to the metals industry. He is a former chairman of the Minor Metals Trade Association.