Clive Whittington is Managing Director of C.M. Whittington and Associates Ltd with offices in Hong Kong and Melbourne. His focus is on sales of primary nickel in Asia and with Hong Kong partners, is involved in LME hedging, physical logistics and technical sales support. Clive undertakes original R&D on the better use of nickel in end-use applications and provides consulting services to the global Nickel Institute, plus users of nickel in industry. Prior to his own companies, he worked with Alcoa on aluminium and before that with Inco (now Vale) on nickel marketing. Clive is a graduate in metallurgy from Melbourne and a Chartered Professional Engineer.