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 Ken Hellsten
Mr Hellsten has held broad-ranging senior executive positions in the resources sector with both large multi-national and smaller companies including BHPBilliton, Centaur Mining, Polaris Mining and Golden Cross Resources. During his executive career he has been responsible for the acquisition and/or resource definition at several gold and nickel projects including Union Reefs, Tanami, Mt Pleasant (Quarters), Cawse and Ravensthorpe projects.
Over the past 30 years Ken has worked almost exclusively in lead roles on resources projects and operations including Union Reefs, Mt Pleasant Gold Operations, Cawse and Ravensthorpe Nickel Projects, Yilgarn Iron Ore Project and Opaban iron ore project in Peru. Since 2006 Ken has operated as a consultant and/or director to a wide range of resources and investment groups and held the role of Managing Director with a number of resource companies. He was Interim CEO from December 2014 until November 2015. Ken was a Non-executive Director for Brierty Limited, a civil and mining contractor with annual turnover of more than $200 million from 2010 until June 2017.