Xiaoming Li – Non-Executive Director
Over 20 years of experience in mining investment and operation, and has successfully invested a number of significant iron, copper, zinc and lead mines in Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Philippines, Cambodia and China. Chairman of China United Mining Investment Co., Ltd (CUMIC), Qinglong (International) Group, and Hong Kong Lungming Investment Ltd., which is in its IPO process on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Yuanheng Wang – Non-Executive Director
LLB (Hons), PCLL, Dip BC (Ship Com)
Elected with effect from 28 November 2014
Mr. Wang, born in Singapore, is a solicitor of Hong Kong and England and Wales with more than 20 years of post-qualification experience. His area of legal work is mainly corporate and commercial, including corporate finance, project finance, loan and security, private equity fund, IPO, general commercial, compliance, corporate governance and company matters. He is bilingual in Chinese and English. Mr. Wang is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Neil Fearis – Non-Executive Director
LL.B.(Hons), F Fin, FAICD
Neil Fearis is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer in Western Australia specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and corporate reconstructions, with a particular focus on the mining and resources sector.
Neil has been in practice for more than 35 years and has worked as a commercial lawyer in London, Sydney and Perth. He provides corporate and commercial legal advice to public company clients and has advised on some of the largest corporate transactions ever undertaken in Australia.
His legal practice is focused principally on the resources sector, acting for companies exploring for and producing a wide range of commodities, including hydrocarbons, iron ore, coal, gold and base metals.
Prior to studying law, Neil spent several years engaged in mineral exploration in both Australia and southern Africa and as a result has a good understanding of the practical issues facing companies developing resource projects in remote locations, both in Australia and overseas.
Neil is a member of a number of professional bodies associated with commerce and the law, including the Law Council of Australia, the International Bar Association, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He has been a director of various ASX and TSX-listed companies, primarily though not exclusively in the resources sector. He is currently a director of ASX-listed Jacka Resources Limited, Samson Oil & Gas Limited and Golden Cross Resources Limited.
In recent years Neil has undertaken extensive work, both as a company director and as a lawyer, in francophone Africa and has a working knowledge of French.
Mr. Rob Thomson – Non-Executive Director
BE (Mining), MBA, F.AusIMM
Mr Thomson has over 35 years’ corporate, project development and operations experience commencing with major mining companies in Zimbabwe and Australia in open cut and underground gold and coal mining with Lonrho, BHP, and CRA.
For more than 20 years he has worked as a Director, CEO and Engineer with smaller companies setting-up, delivering and successfully commercialising investments in copper, gold and base metals projects, seven of which have transitioned from exploration, approvals, BFS, financing, construction to operations. These include Finders Resources Indonesia, Wetar copper project as Executive Director for the DFS and Stage 1 mine development; Climax Mining Philippines, Didipio copper/gold porphyry concentrate project as CEO managing the approvals, BFS and early stage development followed by the value-adding merger with Oceania Gold; Oxiana Laos Sepon gold mine as Site Project Director for the construction and operations establishment and Kingsgate Thailand Chatree gold mine as GM Development covering studies, financing, site construction and operations start-up.
He is experienced in the Orange/Western Districts mining area of NSW, containing the Company’s primary assets of Copper Hill and Cargo having been Project Manager and first Resident Mine Manager for the Girilambone copper mine development.
Mr Thomson is currently a director of One Asia Resources Limited and has previously been a director of Flinders Resources Limited (ASX and previously AIM), Estrella Resources Limited (ASX), and Asian Mineral Resources Limited TSX.V).