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New York Palladium Event 2020

Can palladium and rhodium keep their shine post-Covid?

In 2020, our New York PGM event was held as an exclusive invitation-only online event. Although extremely disappointed at being obliged to cancel our event in Oxford due to the Covid-19 crisis, we felt that it was very important to find a way to deliver SFA’s planned Lectures to the industry at this time, particularly in light of the cancellation of New York Platinum Week. This exclusive SFA closed event lasted for around two hours and presentations from our speakers, followed by live Q&A sessions where delegates had the opportunity to pose questions to each speaker.

Our expert guest speakers

Tim Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Impala Canada

Tim Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Impala Canada

The Lac des lles Mine - The Next Chapter

Tim was appointed CEO of Impala Canada in December 2019, after serving as CFO of North American Palladium (NAP) since 2016. Tim has more than 20 years of experience within the base metals and precious metals sectors. Following the successful financial turnaround of NAP, Tim assumed the leadership of Impala Canada as the company became the sole Canadian operation of the global Implats Group. Prior to joining the company in 2015, he held senior positions at Vale Canada.

Prof. Paul Chaisty, Professor of Russian and East European Politics, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

The Covid crisis and Russian mining: the domestic, political and economic challenges

Paul joined the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) in 2005, following a three-year appointment in Politics at Pembroke College, Oxford. Prior to that, he has held teaching positions at various UK universities after receiving his PhD from the University of Leeds in 1996. Paul’s research interests include legislative, party and interest-group politics in the former Soviet Union, political attitudes in Russia and Ukraine, and post-Soviet nationalism.

Prof. Paul Chaisty, Professor of Russian and East European Politics, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Dr Jenny Watts, Principal Analyst, SFA (Oxford)

Dr Jenny Watts, Principal Analyst, SFA (Oxford)

PGMs for sustainable hydrogen: which metals and when will we need them?

Dr Jenny Watts is a highly respected principal analyst and leads SFA (Oxford)'s clean energy transition, hydrogen strategies, and PGM technologies research team. She has a wide-ranging technical background and significant industrial experience.

Jenny and the team are responsible for evaluating and forecasting the automotive and industrial markets for the strategic metals; this includes assessing how technological shifts, legislative changes and environmental issues will help develop or place at risk the markets for these strategic metals over the short, medium and long term. Jenny is also SFA (Oxford)'s expert on the ruthenium and iridium markets.

Hard choices

Beresford Clarke presented the fifth issue of The Palladium Standard. This highly sought-after publication provides SFA’s market view and collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months.


Edition 5 – Featured articles


    1. The 2020 US presidential election will be one for the record books

      Oren Klachkin, Lead US Economist, Oxford Economics

    2. PGMs are crucial for a green future provided they can attract sustainable finance

      Aisling Hubert, Mining and ESG Analyst, SFA (Oxford)

    3. Minor-to-major: key metals for the hydrogen economy

      Stephen A. Forrest, Alex Biddle, Dr. Jenny Watts and Aisling Hubert, SFA (Oxford)

Download the 2020 report

History of our New York PGM events

Since SFA (Oxford)'s first New York event in 2014, it has become an annual staple of the New York Platinum Week calendar. Here you can read up on the history of SFA's annual state-side event that brings together individuals from companies representing the entire platinum industry value chain.

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