Chris Barrington

Senior Partner, Mining, Minerals and Steel Raw Materials

Specialties: Merchant {Pig Iron (MPI), DRI, Scrap, iron ore

Chris spent 17 years [1973-1990] employed directly in the iron ore industry, including marketing iron ore in all major global markets, both blast furnace and direct reduction. While at Fergusson Wild from 1990 to 1997, Chris was also involved in the iron ore business, as agent for an Indian producer and as a processor of iron ore for non-metallurgical applications. Now advising Metal Strategies, Chris handles a wide range of consultancy projects in the iron ore and ferrous metallics sectors, including a recent analysis of global pellets markets and the direct reduction industry.

  • 1973-‘76: British Steel Corp. – Senior Buyer – Iron Ore
  • 1976-‘84 Utah International Inc. European office – Manager Iron Ore & Metals Marketing for Europe, Africa, Middle East
  • 1984-‘90: LKAB Managing Director UK and Singapore offices [iron ore marketing and product planning]
  • 1990-99: Fergusson Wild & Co Ltd. – Managing Director [+Chairman of subsidiary Quay Minerals Ltd. and two Chinese subsidiaries]
  • 1999-present: Advising Partner, Metal Strategies Inc., as Iron Ore, Metals and Minerals distribution and consultancy specialist