Simon Collins - Director and Chairperson
Simon has been in the commodities business for over 25 years. Latterly, he sat on Trafigura’s Management Board, taking responsibility for the group’s Metals & Minerals business. He is now an entrepreneur, investing in commodities & technology.
Damian Stewart - Managing Partner
Damian Stewart is Managing Partner and co-head of HC Group. He joined HC in London in 2004 before launching the company’s Asia platform in Singapore in 2008. He now oversees HC Group's commercial operations across the EMEA and Asia regions.
Paul Chapman - Managing Partner
Paul Chapman is Managing Partner and Co-Head of HC Group. Paul joined HC in 2004 in the London Office. In 2007 he launched HC’s Americas offering, basing himself in Houston - where he lives with his family.
The World in a Grain: Sand with Vince Beiser
Our guest is Vince Beiser, author of The World in a Grain - the story of sand and how it transformed civilization.
Diversity Champion: Karin Dahlman, Energy Director at Alcoa
Meet our Diversity Champion Karin Dahlman, Energy Director at Alcoa.
Neodymium, Gallium & Hafnium with Ellie Saklatvala
Our guest is Ellie Saklatvala, Head of Non-Ferrous Pricing at Argus Media.
Private Equity's role in the Energy Transition with John Skrinar
Our guest is John Skrinar, partner at Cresta Fund Management.
Workplace Wellness: How to Improve Your Nutrition
Dr Julien Louis, nutritionist at Wellnest Retreats, explains how commodities professionals can achieve a healthy diet.
Data as a Strategic Asset with Jason Vogt
Our guest is Jason Vogt, Managing Director of Cargill Data Asset Solutions.
In Conversation with Savvas Manousos, Co-Founder, HC Thought Partners
The respected energy trading leader and founding HC Thought Partner reflects on his time at Spain's Cepsa
The Centrality of Talent
Paul Chapman emphasizes the importance of talent as commodity organizations sought talent amid uncertainty in 2023.
Cheap Peak Oil, Geopolitics and China’s plan with Doomberg
Our guest is Doomberg. Doomberg runs the leading paid Substack which is focused on energy, finance and economics.
Diversity Champion: Usha Kakaria-Cayaux, Chief Human Resources Officer at ofi
Meet our Diversity Champion, Usha Kakaria-Cayaux, Chief Human Resources Officer at ofi.
Singapore’s Role as a Key Commodities Trading Hub with Lee Pak Sing
Our guest is Lee Pak Sing, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore.
The Commodities Talent World in 2023 and 2024
We explore how global commodities markets shaped recruitment in 2023 and offer talent forecasts for 2024.
The Future of Food & Ag with Robert Berendes
Our guest is Robert Berendes, Executive Partner of Flagship Pioneering.
The Oil Market with David Wech
Our guest is David Wech, Chief Economist for Vortexa, the ship tracking and data analytics firm.
The Hidden Demographic Problem for Commodities with Todd Thurman
Our guest is analyst, futurist and swine consultant Todd Thurman.