Our Principals

Sean Russo

Founder and Managing Director (Sydney)

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Sean is actively involved at Noah's Rule providing strategic Risk Advisory services to CEO's, Company Boards and Senior Management with significant financial market and commodity market risks. He is a passionate advocate for companies developing a high degree of risk awareness and of the possibilities to harness market risk and not simply be a price taker, riding the price cycle for good or bad.

Prior to forming Noah's Rule Pty Ltd in August 2004, Sean was the Managing Director of Treasury and a member of the Executive Committee of NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) Limited. In over 20 years with the Rothschild Group, Sean gained extensive experience in the international bullion and financial markets working in their offices in Perth, Sydney, London and Singapore, in roles covering trading, sales and management.

In all his positions Sean has taken a very active interest in the delivery of responsible and innovative 'needs based solutions' to producer, consumer and Central Bank clients.


Steve White

Director (Sydney)

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Steve joined Noah's Rule at the beginning in 2008 as a Director. His experience in the Foreign Exchange and Metals Markets as a trader enhances the existing expertise that Noah's Rule already offers its customers. Steve is actively involved working with Managing Directors and Chief Financial Officers in developing the strategies and solutions to their company's Financial Markets Risks, ensuring the management of these risks are within corporate strategy while enhancing any potential upside.

Steve has over 20 years market experience working for HSBC in Tokyo as the Chief Dealer in Foreign Exchange, Barclays PLC and RothschildAustralia as a Foreign Exchange and Metals Trader. Steve also spent two years as the General Manager of a large privately owned company, which provided intimate understanding of the commercial pressures associated with the management of a company and associated cash flows, while managing related commercial risks appropriately.

Steve has earned a Master of Management from MGSM, Graduate Diploma of Management (Finance) from MGSM and a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.


Dave Rowe

Director (Sydney)

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For the last 20 years Dave has been involved in the development and analysis of Treasury Products for the Financial Markets. He gained extensive experience at National Mutual Royal Bank, Citicorp and NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) Ltd.

This experience was across a broad range of precious, base, energy, agricultural and financial markets physical and derivative products. Dave's focus has been on the accurate pricing, reporting and trading of risk across these markets. At different times, as a director at Rothschild, Dave was Head of Trading and Head of Market Risk. This allowed an understanding of 'both sides of the business' - that is, the profitable trading and the accurate reporting of market risk. Whilst at Rothschild, he was responsible for a large trading and sales team that covered an extensive range of both markets and products. He was involved in the design and trading of tailored financial solutions for customers as well as the development of the business as a respected liquidity provider in the bullion and base metals markets in the Asian region.