Steve Smith

Chief Executive, London

Northcott Capital’s founder and chief executive has over 30 years of international banking experience, with nearly 20 years specialising in the natural resources sector.

Steve’s formative career was in investment banking, working in a number of financial institutions in the City of London. He moved into Natural Resources in 1996 whilst at Kleinwort Benson and subsequently spent time in both Sydney and New York.

He latterly worked for Unicredit and then WestLB where he undertook the challenging role of Global Head of Metals & Mining. At WestLB, he was instrumental in reinvigorating the bank’s global presence and completed a number of ground-breaking transactions at the height of the global financial crisis. In 2011 Steve co-led the MBO of Endeavour Financial and became managing partner, leaving to form Northcott Capital in early 2014.