Meet the Team

Ole Houe

Director of Advisory & Projects

Ole Houe has been involved in International Trading and Risk Management for more than 15 years in a number of different roles with experience in grain, sugar and steel.

Ole has held international trading roles in the steel industry as well as the grain industry, and has lived in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Most recently he was Senior Manager with FCStone Australia Pty Ltd heading up their advanced risk management division in Australia. Prior to that Ole was employed by GrainCorp for 7 years in various trading roles.

Ole has been a member of the Grain Trade Australia commerce committee and is also a Grain Trade Australia arbitrator.

Ole has been a director on the board of Barley Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Ole holds a BA in International Business from Southbank University in London, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan and an MBA from the  Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) in Sydney.

Simon Clancy

Director of Brokering

With more than 23 years experience in domestic Australian and international agricultural commodity trading and marketing, Simon joins IKON from FCStone Australia where he served as Manager of Export Brokering.

Simon has held trading roles in the oilseed, cotton, wool, nut and grain industries and has an in-depth knowledge of the commodity export market. Previously, Simon held trading roles with Cargill, Macadamia King, Grainco and GrainCorp.

He has worked overseas in senior trading roles giving him a valuable perspective on international trade. The major emphasis of his 15 years with the GrainCo/GrainCorp group was market development and the trading of oilseeds and grain in the Asian market.

Simon holds a Bachelor degree in Rural Science from the University of New England and was previously a Registered Representative of the Sydney Futures Exchange.

Sam Sloane

Commodity Broker

Sam joined IKON Commodities in November 2013 to work in advisory/risk management and moved into a brokering role in mid 2016. Prior to joining IKON, Sam  spent four years working in advisory for ASX-listed companies, gaining significant experience working with clients and investors. Originally from a farming background, Sam has a solid knowledge of the grains industry and is a passionate advocate for Australian agribusiness.

Sam holders a Bachelor of Business (finance major) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), whilst also completing a semester of exchange in the U.S at the University of Miami.

Peter Camilleri

Commodity Broker

Peter Camilleri comes from a farming background and has been involved in the financial markets for the last 7 years having obtained experience in the Australian and global markets. Peter has knowledge in the foreign exchange, commodity futures and equities markets. Peter has held sales and trading roles in the aforementioned products with Commodity Broking Services and Saxo Capital Markets Australia.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, majoring in Agribusiness, with a certificate in cotton production from the University of New England. Peter also holds a Diploma in Financial Services as part of his ASIC RG146 compliance course.

Alistair L’Estrange

Commodity Analyst

Alistair works with IKON Commodities as part of the advisory/risk management team. Prior to joining IKON, Alistair spent three years working Emerald Grain based in Melbourne in both logistics and trade support roles. In the process gaining a significant understanding of the domestic grain market & associated trade processes. Alistair’s passion for agriculture comes from his family’s strong links to farming in the central-west.

Alistair holds a bachelor of Agricultural Economics (Finance Major) from the University of Sydney. During his time at university Alistair worked at ANZ in their Global Markets & Corporate Agribusiness divisions providing research and documentation solutions.

Alistair has completed a number of GTA courses including ‘Trade Rules & Contracts’ and ‘Grain Standards’ and has completed the RG146 ASIC compliance course.

Riley Vernon

Commodity Analyst

Riley is a valued team member at IKON Commodities in the advisory/risk management division. Prior to joining IKON, Riley worked with the Carbon Trade Exchange (CTX) gaining exposure to trading systems and exchange in global markets for environmental commodities including carbon, renewable energy and water.

Riley holds a Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec.) from the University of Sydney with majors in Finance and Economics. During his time at university, Riley expressed interest in markets for alternative tradeable securities, winning the Sydney University Genesis Startup competition with a design for an equity crowdfunding platform.

Since starting with IKON, Riley has completed Grain Trade Australia’s Trade Rules and Contracts course as well as achieving ASIC RG146 comliance in foreign exchange and derivative secutiries. Riley is also a Level II Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program .