Swann Interview Podcast 3: David Weight on Cobalt

David Weight Cobalt Expert

The by-product that’s driving the rechargeable revolution

In the third of my podcast interviews with leaders and experts in the natural resources sector, I am joined in conversation by David Weight.

After a distinguished career in metal mining and mining risk insurance, David became President of the Cobalt Institute, Director of the Cobalt REACH Consortium Ltd, REACH Metal Carboxylates Consortium and the Non-Ferrous Alliance for 15-years before retiring from the mainstream industry.

He is a recognised influencer in the ESG/CSR space for metals and now provides consulting services for the responsible and sustainable extraction and processing of critical raw materials for the energy transition.

During our conversation, David shares his unique expertise and experience on the history of cobalt and the recent dominance of China in the market.

Few people know as much about cobalt as David, making for a fascinating conversation.

Nona Sichinava

Managing Director

As Managing Director of Swann, Nona is responsible for the growth and success of Swann and for evolving our suite of services to anticipate and meet the leadership needs of our clients in natural resources and related sectors.