Directors & Management

Gang Xu

Non – Executive Director

Mr Xu is a geologist with over 20 years experience in mining and energy. Mr Xu spent 9 years as a senior uranium exploration geologist with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) followed by a period as finance and marketing manager for Sino Gold Limited as it developed the first international standard mining operation in China. In addition to his involvement in exploration and mining, Mr Xu has significant diverse experience in business research, marketing and finance.

Mr Xu completed an MBA in the USA in 1997, and a Masters of Geology in China and is a member of the AusIMM.

Keong Chan

Non – Executive Director and Company Secretary

Mr Chan provides advice on corporate matters in relation to capital raisings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers and divestments and has sat on or acted as an advisor to the boards of a number of ASX-listed companies. Mr Chan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and a Master of International Customs Law and Administration degree from the University of Canberra.

Jie Chen

Non – Executive Director

Mr Chen has over 30 years’ operational and management experience in China, starting his career in 1979 with a large state-owned coal mining enterprise. In 2002, Mr Chen was appointed as Chairman of the Shandong Group. Under his leadership, the Shandong Group formed three vertically integrated businesses in coal, iron ore mining, processing and manufacturing with operations in Shandong, Guizhou, Ningxia and Xinjiang.

Mr Chen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and has received several distinguished awards at provincial and national levels for various achievements, including being in the 10 excellent entrepreneurs in Shandong Province, top 20 mine managers in China, and China’s excellent entrepreneur.

Tim Kestell

Non – Executive Director

Mr Kestell has over 20 years’ experience in Capital markets including working for Australian stockbrokers Euroz Securities and Patersons. In the past 14 years Mr Kestell has played a key role in floating and or re-capitalising publicly listed companies.

He is currently a director of Neon Capital Limited and Blue Capital Limited.