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, (formally European Cobalt - EUC) and now Aston Minerals – ASO, 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.