Mr James Chirnside

Managing Director and Chairman

James has been involved in financial and commodity markets for more than 35 years and has extensive corporate experience as a board member for ASX-listed companies.

He worked as a geologist’s assistant in Western Australia’s Pilbara region before university, and after graduating, worked for global commodity trading house Bunge where he traded food, fiber, steel and base metal commodities. James ran the overnight commodity-trading desk in Melbourne for Bell Commodities before moving to London to work for investment bank County NatWest. James was a fund manager for Regent Pacific Group in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for resources investment across Asia Pacific as well as the firm’s proprietary activities in base and precious metals trading.

Since returning to Australia and establishing his own asset management company in 2002, James has been involved in capital raising and investment across Asia Pacific. In 2006, he won an Australian Hedge Fund award for best performing fund. In 2008, James’ fund was ranked 1st place out of 495 funds investing across the Asia Pacific region.