Our team brings a wealth of knowledge in the royalty and streaming sector having been involved in >$1.5B of royalty transactions, with a combined experience of over 50 years, and instrumental in financing or advising on an additional $1B of generalist metals & mining transactions.
We’ve put together an entrepreneurial team that’s been involved in a significant number of royalty transactions globally and our group brings deep cross-commodity technical and operational expertise to the table.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Floyd is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Vox Royalty. Mr. Floyd created the concept, built the team and raised the capital required to commence Vox’s operations as a metal royalty and streaming company. Mr. Floyd is responsible for general operational and strategic direction of the business. Prior to Vox, Mr. Floyd held the position of Vice President – Practice Lead of the global mining investment banking department at ROTH Capital Partners from 2007 to 2013. During his time at the company, Mr. Floyd led the international OTCQX and cross border listing advisory group and led business development execution on all mining transactions, ultimately financing and advising nearly $1 billion over more than 60 transactions including M&A assignments, private placements of debt and equity, IPOs and follow-up offerings. Mr. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Business in Corporate Finance from the University of Washington and attended the Master of Science program in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines.
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Cole co-founded MRO, a specialist marketplace/brokerage for mineral royalties underpinned by developing the world’s largest proprietary royalty database, which was subsequently sold to SilverStream in 2019. While at MRO Mr. Cole was involved in over $1 billion of royalty transactions. In addition to co-founding MRO, Mr. Cole has spent over 10 years at BHP, South32 and UBS Investment Bank in a wide range of commercial and technical mining roles. At South32, Mr. Cole worked on the pre-feasibility study team at the Hermosa/Taylor zinc-lead-silver project in Arizona, as a Production Superintendent and acting Exploration Manager at the Boddington Bauxite Mine with accountability for a workforce of over 130 people and as a Business Improvement Manager across six operations in Australia and Colombia. At BHP, Mr. Cole worked in the Group Acquisitions & Divestments team, led a Scoping Study for the potential restart of the San Manuel copper mine in Arizona, was instrumental in returning the BHP royalty portfolio to good standing and was also involved with a number of royalty transactions including the demerger of South32 Royalty Investments Pty Ltd. Mr. Cole holds a Masters of Engineering (Mining Engineering) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Executive Vice President, Australia
Mr. Esterhuizen co-founded and acted as the Principal Advisor of MRO, a specialist marketplace/brokerage for mineral royalties, which was subsequently sold to SilverStream in 2019. Prior to co-founding MRO, he spent 10 years (2004 to 2014) at BHP as an Exploration Project Manager and Global Commercial Manager, with commercial accountability and oversight for BHP’s worldwide exploration activities, including managing the company’s global exploration royalty portfolio and exploration mining rights, business development, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments and contracts. During this tenure with BHP, Mr. Esterhuizen led the due diligence effort to return the royalty portfolio to good standing, uncovered substantial historical royalties payable to the company and managed the sale process to market the portfolio to investors. Mr. Esterhuizen also has extensive experience as a multi-commodity exploration geologist through previous roles across Southern, Central and West Africa with BHP, Rio Tinto, Randgold & Exploration and Gold Fields. Mr. Esterhuizen holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons, Geology) from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of South Africa.
Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director
Mr. Attard was the former Chief Financial Officer of Delivra Corp. until November 2019, during which time he had a broad scope of authority, including executive guidance for finance, accounting, contracts, treasury, taxation, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Mr. Attard played a key role in successfully guiding the company through the sale of its business in July 2019. Mr. Attard joined Delivra Corp. in June 2015 and also held the positions of Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller over the course of his 4-year tenure. Prior to Delivra Corp., Pascal was the Corporate Controller for Red Tiger Mining Inc. from March 2012 to March 2015. Pascal also held a number of positions at McGovern Hurley LLP from 2006 to 2012, where he most recently served as Manager, Audit and Assurance. Mr. Attard holds a Bachelor of Accountancy, with Honours, from Brock University and holds the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant.
Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Adrian Cochrane has extensive Canadian and Cayman Islands legal experience representing clients with global assets. Prior to joining Vox, he was a solicitor at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto and Walkers in Grand Cayman, where he advised clients on capital markets matters and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international corporate reorganizations, and private equity transactions. Most recently, Adrian served as in-house counsel to a substantial private investment firm based in Grand Cayman. Mr. Cochrane received a B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology from the University of Calgary and a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Cochrane is admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.