Jim Lennon

Former Chairman of Commodities, Macquarie

Jim Lennon is now a part-time consultant to Macquarie. Until June 2013, he was Chairman of Commodities at Macquarie, having worked for Macquarie for 19 years. He headed up a 10 person research team in London, Singapore and Shanghai which services the equity, LME trading and corporate advisory divisions of the bank with steel, coal, metals and minerals research and market intelligence. In July 2013, Jim founded his own consulting company, Red Door Research Ltd.

Jim and his team at Macquarie were regularly been ranked number one in various surveys of commodities research among equity investors for over a decade.

Jim has 33 years of experience in researching the international metals and mining industries.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Jim spent 10 years at CRU International Ltd in London, where he headed up research in nickel, stainless steel and steel-making raw materials. Before joining CRU, Jim worked as a marketing analyst at New Zealand Steel. He has also worked as an Associate Director of Metals and Mining Research at Shearson Lehman Hutton Securities.

Jim has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.