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Beresford Clarke

Managing Director: Technical & Research
MSc, BSc (Hons), MSAIMM

Beresford works in these teams
  • The Board
  • Executive Leadership
  • Consulting Lead
  • Executive Committee
  • Platinum Group Metals
  • Battery Metals and Materials
  • Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • PGM Market Reports
  • PGM Recycling
  • Heraeus Precious Appraisal
  • The Powertrains Team
  • Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
  • Critical Minerals
  • Client Relations
Expertise and career highlights

Beresford's principal remit is to service SFA (Oxford)'s wide range of clients worldwide. He has responsibility for the analyst teams, product delivery and innovation, and is the lead research author. Beresford is also Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Beresford has been a strategic metals market analyst for over 20 years. In this time, his development and deep understanding of the markets have been fast-tracked with extensive industry exposure throughout the upstream and downstream industries. Beresford has led research projects in PGMs, battery metals and materials, automotive technology and other strategic commodities for OEMs, fabricators, end-users, recyclers and suppliers.

He has extensive upstream experience, including high-profile work in M&A defence, acquisitions and capital raisings ($5 billion to date), project valuations, on-site mine restructuring, feasibility studies, industry workshops and Board-level motivations and strategy. He is regularly contracted to carry out work for mining companies, refiners, end-users, recyclers and investors.

Besides these critical metals, he has produced research on numerous commodities, including chrome, gold, base metals, other industrial metals and oil.


Selected presentation events:

  • RMB Morgan Stanley Big 5 Conference

  • LBMA conference

  • IPMI conference

  • SA Indaba

  • Heraeus China, USA, Germany and UK client conferences

  • SAIMM Platinum Conferences

  • PGM expert on numerous investor roadshows

Beresford works in these teams
  • The Board
  • Executive Leadership
  • Consulting Lead
  • Executive Committee
  • Platinum Group Metals
  • Battery Metals and Materials
  • Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • PGM Market Reports
  • PGM Recycling
  • Heraeus Precious Appraisal
  • The Powertrains Team
  • Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
  • Critical Minerals
  • Client Relations

News and insights from Beresford

Russian action in Ukraine and the impact on Nickel

8 March 2022 | Beresford Clarke

Nickel parabolic as conflict leads to colossal short squeeze and suspension of trading.

The impact on PGMs from Russia-Ukraine action

25 February 2022 | Beresford Clarke

Sanctions on Russia could impact PGM supply significantly.

Where next for palladium?

14 September 2021 | Stephen A. Forrest, Beresford Clarke

Read SFA's latest edition of The Palladium Standard which discusses current palladium market dynamics, price outlook, and feature articles from selected players, as well as our latest platinum and rhodium outlooks.

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