Key People


Malcolm Burne

Malcolm started his career in stock broking as an equity analyst and then later as investment editor of The Financial Times and Telegraph group. He has managed and controlled fund management, venture capital and investment banking companies in Australia, Hong Kong and North America. Malcolm has been a director of over twenty international companies. He was the founder of resources stockbroker, publicly quoted Ambrian Capital plc; the former chairman of Australian Bullion Company; the founder and non-executive chairman of Golden Prospect Precious Metals Limited; he also currently acts as an advisor to Altus Resources Fund, an investment company focused on the natural resources sector and is a director of Arlington Group Asset Management Limited.

Charlie Cannon Brookes

Charlie is the Investment director of FCA authorised Arlington Group Asset Management Limited and has been active in a variety of investment management and corporate finance transactions since its acquisition in 2004/2005. For the previous five years (2000 – 2005), he ran Arlington Group Plc’s proprietary trading book, managing all of its public equity exposure. He has extensive fund management experience and has advised and sat on the board of a number of other funds, trusts and companies in a non-executive capacity.

Nathan Steinberg

Nathan, FCA, FCCA, TEP, is a partner in the London accountancy practice of Munslows LLP and has considerable public company experience.  He previously served as the finance director of Pan African Resources plc and as the chairman of East West Resources plc.  He is an experienced corporate and financial adviser and is a member of Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.



The founders of Auctus are the board members and owners of FCA authorised and regulated Arlington Group Asset Management Limited. They are Malcolm Burne; Charlie Cannon Brookes and Richard Lockwood.

Richard Lockwood

Richard is a director of Arlington Group Asset Management Limited. He was previously the senior resource fund manager at CQS Asset Management Ltd having merged his New City Investment Management group with CQS in 2007. Prior to that, he was a senior fund manager at Invesco and a partner at Hoare Govett with responsibility for the mining department. He has held fund management positions at City Merchants High Yield Trust Plc, New City High Yield Fund Limited, City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc and Geiger Counter Ltd. Richard has extensive experience in the financial securities markets in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa and a number of his previous funds have achieved long term, top quartile ranked performance.