Investment Team

Baker Steel’s experienced institutional Investment Team has a strong track record


Trevor Steel

Managing Partner and CIO

Trevor is the Chief Investment Officer and a Managing Partner at Baker Steel, which he co-founded in 2001.

From 1992 until 2001 Trevor was a senior portfolio manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers ('MLIM', formerly Mercury Asset Management) where he specialised in the natural resources sector and worked alongside David Baker within MLIM’s award-winning natural resources team.

He holds a degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.

Trevor often participates as a panel member and speaker at asset management conferences.


David Baker

Managing Partner

David is a Managing Partner at Baker Steel and is based in the company's Sydney office.

Prior to founding Baker Steel in 2001, David was part of the award-winning Merrill Lynch Investment Management natural resources team, successfully managing the Mercury Gold Metal Open Fund, the largest precious metals fund in Japan, from its launch in 1995 until his departure in 2001.

Prior to joining MLIM in 1992, David was a gold and mining analyst for James Capel Stockbrokers in London from 1988 and held a similar role at Capel Court Powell in Sydney from 1986 to 1988.

David started his career in 1981 as a metallurgist at CRA Broken Hill, Australia.

He holds a degree in Mineral Processing and a Masters in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College, London.


Mark Burridge

Managing Partner and Fund Manager

Mark is a Fund Manager, based in London. He joined the firm in 2017 and is a Managing Partner in the business.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the international metals and mining industry, including technical roles at Barrick Gold. Furthermore, Mark has worked in several Executive and Board roles, most recently as Chairman of Aquila Resources.

A CFA Charterholder, Mark spent 5 years at Merrill Lynch as a Gold Equities Analyst. Following this Mark helped launch Hatch Corporate Finance, a corporate finance boutique backed by Hatch, where he was Managing Director. He has been involved in several billion dollars worth of transactions.
Mark holds a degree in Mining Geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.