Nicholas Power is the Co-Founder of Omnia Company, a family office and advisory business based in Perth, Australia, which operates within the resources, energy, and agriculture sectors. Mr. Power founded Omnia in October 2019. Prior to Omnia, Mr. Power held various senior management roles across the mining and construction industries internationally. Most recently, during his tenure with iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group from May 2014 to September 2018, he held positions including Manager of Projects, Mine Manager, and Ore Processing Manager. In these roles, Mr. Power played a major part in the development of Fortescue into the world’s lowest cost, fourth largest iron ore producer through rigorous cost management and innovative improvement projects.
Mr. Power holds First-class Honours degrees in Engineering (Mechanical) and Business (Finance) from Swinburne University of Technology.
Ashley Elizabeth Zumwalt-Forbes is an engineer with ten years’ experience in acquiring, financing, and developing both greenfield and brownfield natural resources projects around the globe. Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes currently serves as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Mountain CarbonLock, a private carbon negative company established in 2021, and Black Mountain Carbon Streaming, a private carbon streaming company established in 2022. She was previously Co-Founder and President of Black Mountain Metals, a private battery metals mining company established in 2018, and Black Mountain Exploration, a private natural gas company established in 2019. Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes has served on the Strategic Advisory Board for Hennessy Capital’s fifth SPAC (NASDAQ: HCICU) since January 2021, TCU’s Energy Institute, and OU’s School of Petroleum Engineering. Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes has been Executive Director of REEGenerate Pty Ltd since November 2021 and serves as an Alternate Director and Senior Advisor to Black Mountain Energy (ASX: BME) since December 2021. Prior to joining Black Mountain in 2017, Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes attended Harvard Business School from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes worked in several Lead Project Engineering roles from July 2012 to July 2015 at ExxonMobil and its subsidiary XTO Energy, managing drilling, completions, and planning aspects of international shale exploration, laying the groundwork for >US$1 billion capital deployment.
Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Zumwalt-Forbes was recently highlighted as the featured honoree on the 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy list