Productive, fun, and stimulating with interaction with many highly qualified professionals
Pros: intellectually stimulating environment
Cons: tight deadlines imposed
A typical day would start by reviewing previous day events in the aluminium, mining, metal refining and metal processing industries. Take note of new information, if significant investigate further and report on it's potential impact, and inform appropriate personnel. Work on briefing notes, access to information requests, and prepare for different committee meetings to work on expert analysis/presentations ( alone or in teams) to advance committee mandates.
The environment was stimulating allowing access / input from many other professionals such as other commodity experts, economists, tax professionals, geologists, industry and environment specialists.
The hardest part of the job were the tight deadlines that were imposed.
The most enjoyable aspects was being able to interact and exchange information with many qualified professional in both the public and private industry.