Director, Price Group Methodology
S&P Global Platts
Francis joined S&P Global Platts, the price reporting agency, commodity news and analytics publisher in 2006, to head their steel initiative. Now a Director in the price group, he leads a global team with responsibility for price assessment methodology and market development across Platts growing market reporting, in all commodity sectors.
Prior to joining Platts, Francis spent over 20 years trading metals and raw materials, becoming a Director at Coutinho Caro & Co Ltd in 1993. He also held senior management positions at Stemcor and Ferrostaal A.G. He initially trained at Mitsui & Co in London, having graduated in 1984 with a degree in Economics from the University of Northumbria, UK.