Mr Couch is a financial services executive with extensive experience in the natural resources sector having advised and raised capital for clients globally, with a particular focus in emerging markets. Mr Couch is currently working with Orion Resource Partners, specialising in institutional metals and mining investment strategies. Prior to Orion, Mr Couch was Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Europe for BMO Capital Markets in London, and also worked for Schroder Solomon Smith Barney (SSSB), CitiGroup and Credit Suisse. He holds a range of directorships in the natural resources sector, a law degree from Osgood Hall Law School and a honours degree from the University of Western Ontario Business School.
Mr. Barton is a Portfolio Manager at Orion, a mining-focused investment business with approximately US$4.7 billion under management (as at June 30, 2018), which provides flexible capital investment solutions to mining companies in the base and precious metals sector. Orion has demonstrated capability in debt, equity, and production-linked investments, such as streams, offtakes and royalties and is recognised as one of the leaders in mining finance. Prior to Orion, Mr. Barton was Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments, a mining‐focused investment company based in Zug, Switzerland, and prior to that, was Vice President at Hatch Corporate Finance (now HCF International Advisers), a mining and metals‐focused corporate finance boutique. Mr. Barton holds a First Class Honours degree in Geography from the University of Leicester and is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).