Martin Thompson

Martin Thompson

Martin Thompson retired as Commercial Adviser for Rio Tinto plc in 1999, having joined the company in 1968. From 1976 onwards he dealt mainly with base metals, specialising in copper. He is a regular writer on the metal and has undertaken an examination of an international trade dispute on behalf of GATT. He was Chairman of the British Copper Development Association, Vice-Chairman of the European Copper Institute, and Chairman of the Statistical Committee of the International Copper Study Group. Previously he worked for Consolidated Tin Smelters Ltd and for the merchant bank NM Rothschild and Sons, in London and Rhodesia. Martin Thompson is also editor of the Base metals handbook (Woodhead Publishing, 2001).

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Rio Tinto Plc