Nick Clarke

Nick is the Founder and Chairman of the Curzon group of companies.

After graduating from the Camborne School of Mines, Nick spent 3 years as an engineer for Schlumberger. He then transitioned to oil trading for 7 years and after spearheading his business to becoming the largest independent gas trading and marketing company, Nick exited the market in 2003 and sold all shareholdings to Macquarie Bank. Nick then formed a carbon trading business which, at its peak had 1 billion Euros of credits on its trading book. Vitol took an initial stake of 25% before buying out 100% in 2010.

In 2012, Nick acquired Interalloys, then a marketer of minor metals and bulk alloys. Nick quickly transformed the company with a vision to creating a bulk commodity trading house, focusing on offtakes and streaming as well as purchasing distressed mining assets. Nick has a proven track record during the past 22 years for successfully setting up and managing a series of profitable businesses.


James Ward

James is a chartered accountant and has a degree in finance from the Uinversity of Leeds.

He is an accomplished entrepreneurial accountant who founded Whale Rock (2004), a professional services group (accounting, legal & company secretarial), and sold to Capita plc (FTSE100) 2012. He left Capita in April 2015 to fulfill a portfolio role across a number of different corporates.
Within Whale Rock client portfolio as AIM plc CFO in 2014 completed $250m cross border TSX mining transaction.
He has significant transaction experience in both private and public markets.


Bram Vanderelst

Bram holds an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He started his career in waste management and secondary commodities before moving into the Nuclear Fuel sector.

He served as Trading Manager EMEA & Africa for Uranium at ITOCHU for 3 years where he gained experience in commodity trading and structured finance. At Curzon Resources he is building and heading the uranium department with a view to become an established trader in the uranium industry.