Board of Directors
"Our focus is on Critical Raw Materials.”
Mr Locke has 30 years’ experience in business management, mining and financial services. From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Locke worked in the mining industry processing base and precious metals. During this time, he traded resource stocks and international futures contracts.
In 1993, Mr. Locke joined an Australian commodity broking firm as an Investment Advisor and became a Director in 1994. In 1998 Mr. Locke founded the boutique Australian Financial Services firm, CK Locke & Partners where he held the role of Managing Director from 1999 until 2010.
In 2007 Mr. Locke acted as Corporate Advisor during the acquisition process for the Mayoko iron ore project in the Republic of Congo that was subsequently taken over in 2010 for ~ AUD 50mi and later on sold for over 300mi.
From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Locke focused on natural resources exploration thought the Indonesian archipelago and founded Western Mining Network Ltd, (now European Cobalt, EUC) where he held the role of Executive Director from 2010 until 2012.
In 2015, Mr. Locke became Executive Chairman of Krakatoa Resources Limited, a position he currently holds.
During his career, Mr. Locke has been directly involved in capital raisings, and/or mineral exploration expeditions in Indonesia, Russia, Republic of Congo, Garbon, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Accordingly, Mr. Locke brings to stake holders a mining related background with business management, capital markets and international exploration success spanning over 30 years.
Mr. Hogan has approximately 25 years’ experience in the stockbroking industry in Australia, initially as a founding private client advisor at Hogan and Partners. Mr. Hogan has provided corporate and execution services for a wide variety of corporate and private clients.
Mr. Hogan is currently a Director of Barclay Wells Limited, a boutique advisory firm that specialises in Australian resource stocks, and has assisted many companies from their initial raising and flotation on the ASX through to production. Mr. Hogan brings extensive experience and a wide range of contacts that will benefit the company
Mr David Palumbo
Mr Palumbo is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years’ experience in the accounting and financial reporting of ASX listed and unlisted companies, which includes five years as an external auditor.
Mr Palumbo has become Krakatoa's principal corporate advisor as well as Company secretary. Mr Palumbo specialises in corporate compliance, statutory reporting and financial accounting services. He has also been involved in the listing of several junior exploration companies on the ASX.
Mr Palumbo holds board seats on High Grade Metals Limited, Roto-Gro International Limited and is company secretary for European Cobalt Ltd as well as number of unlisted public and private companies.