Michael Langford has over 15 years' experience in financial markets and the corporate sector, having previously managed the investment funds for a Chinese billionaire and being extensively involved in creating and managing companies in the natural resources space on a global basis. Mr Langford was chief executive and founder of a successful international oil and gas company, and CIO for a number of high net wealth family funds and private equity groups responsible for several international M&A transactions. He was a sought after CNBC global commodity expert, frequently being a guest host for USA & Europe market openings with an audience of over 60 million people and has written numerous online articles and publications. Mr Langford holds a CPA (American Express Prize — first in Asia Pacific Strategy segment) and a Diploma of Finance from the Australian Financial Markets Association. He also has degrees in Economics and Commerce from the University of Queensland.