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.

David Judge

David has a finance degree from the University of Cape Town and qualified as a chartered accountant whilst at Deloitte in South Africa. He joined Deloitte corporate finance before assuming investment banking roles in London, initially with Daiwa Europe and subsequently as Vice President at JP Morgan, where he raised equity for British Telecom, Scottish Power, Scottish Hydro-Electric and debt for Greece, South Africa, Turkey, Anglo American and Eskom. He left the City to assume finance roles at companies in their growth stage, including Equest Partners and its two AIM-listed funds investing in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. More recently, David was the CFO for the investment group Quantum Power which developed power projects in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa.

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.