Mr. Barton joined Orion in 2016. Prior to Orion, Mr. Barton was Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments, a mining-focused investment company. Mr. Barton held various positions at Pala Investments, having joined Pala shortly after its formation in 2006. At Pala, Mr. Barton was responsible for all aspects of strategy development, deal origination, investment management and portfolio management across a broad portfolio of investment types, including public equity, private equity, debt, convertible debt, royalties and product streams. His management responsibilities included team development, mentoring, process design and implementation, governance and control development, succession planning, and cash management. Before joining Pala, Mr. Barton was Vice President at Hatch Corporate Finance (now HCF International Advisers), a mining and metals-focused corporate finance boutique and was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Barton holds a First Class Honours degree in Geography from the University of Leicester. He is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).