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.
Chief Executive Officer for Curzon Resources, Charles is responsible for overseeing all trading desks across the group and managing all key commercial contracts. Charles has been the driving force behind the growth of the South African iron ore desk, developing key relationship both up and downstream. After 7 years at Ashley Global Shipping as CEO, Charles focused on physical iron ore trading and ship chartering. He gained extensive experience in origination, sales and risk management and developed the iron ore desk to over 2,000,000Mt per annum. Charles primarily concentrated on Latin and Central American / African countries, specifically Venezuela and Sierra Leone. Charles has a Masters in Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Martin serves as Chief Financial Officer overseeing all aspects of the finance function of the Curzon group including reporting, budgets, deal structures and general compliance. Previously Martin was Head of Finance at Amara Mining plc, a junior listed gold exploration and development company where he oversaw statutory reporting, fiscal planning and management accounts. Martin also managed the team in London and a number of overseas accounting teams. Martin is a qualified Chartered Accounted with over 12 years of post-qualification experience. He qualified with a mid-tier firm and spent much of his early career in client service.
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.