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Board of Directors

DR CHRIS RAWLINGS

DR CHRIS RAWLINGS

CHAIRMAN, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed 1 July 2011, elected as Chairman 26 July 2011.

BSc (Hons), PhD, FAICD, FAusIMM

Dr Chris Rawlings graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology; he then went on to complete a PhD in Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics in 1983. Dr Rawlings has extensive experience managing and operating mining operations and mining companies. He has been a Non Executive Director of ASX-listed and non-listed public companies for almost 15 years. His strong industry knowledge backed by a pragmatic, results-driven approach is a great advantage to the Company. In 2014, Dr Rawlings was awarded the prestigious Queensland Resources Council Medal for his contributions to the Resources sector over the past 35 years.  

Dr Rawlings is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Geological Society of Australia and the Institute of Company Directors. Dr Rawlings is also a Director of Queensland Energy Resources.

KERRY PARKER

MR KERRY PARKER

MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

B Bus, CA, MAICD, SA Fin

Mr Parker is a highly regarded senior executive within the energy, mining, and resources sectors, with over 25 years experience both in Australia and internationally (in Asia, Europe, southern Africa, and the United States).

Mr Parker originally commenced his career with KPMG and over a period of approximately 8 years was responsible for a significant number of audit, advisory, due diligence and capital raising assignments.

Mr Parker has held Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director roles with a number of ASX listed entities, including Arrow Energy Limited, CH4 Gas Limited, Panax Geothermal Limited, Inova Resources Limited, Discovery Metals Limited, and Unity Mining Limited. Prior to these roles Kerry held senior finance positions with both Downer Group and Santos. He has also held a number of Non Executive Director roles with both publicly listed and private companies in the resources sector.

Mr Parker has had significant and demonstrated experience across the entire resources life cycle, from exploration projects, into feasibility, development and operation of major projects. He has had significant experience in operational management, management of large joint ventures, commercial negotiations, capital raising (debt and equity) and for management of M and A related activities.

DR HELEN M. GARNETT

DR HELEN M. GARNETT

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed 6 September 2010

BSc (Hons), PhD, FTSE, FAICD

Dr Helen Garnett has over 30 years' experience in transforming technical innovation into practical commercial outcomes. She has 15 years' experience as a Chief Executive and over 20 years as a Non-Executive Director having been closely associated with the resource and energy sectors throughout this time. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Academy of Technical Sciences and Engineering. Dr Garnett is currently Chair of Delta Electricity and a Non-Executive Director of a number of other non-listed entities. During the past three years Dr Garnett has held the following other listed company Directorships:

  • ABM Resources Limited (from October 2014 to March 2016) Non-Executtive Director
  • Energy Resources of Australia Limited* (from Jan 2005 to June 2015) Non-Executive Director
MR PETER N. HOGAN

MR PETER N. HOGAN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed to the Board on 29 August 2008

BBus, CA

Mr Hogan is a Chartered Accountant providing business advisory services to a diverse range of clients.  Mr Hogan was previously a Strategy and Development Executive with Incitec Pivot Ltd. Mr Hogan continues to provide some financial and commercial services to Incitec Pivot on an arms length, fee for service basis.  Prior to joining Incitec Pivot in early 2008, Mr Hogan worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 23 years, including 17 years as Partner. He has extensive experience in providing business advisory services to Australian and overseas listed public companies and large private companies. He has particular experience with companies in the consumer and industrial product sectors and the mining sector. During the past three years Mr Hogan has held the following other listed company Directorships:

  • OneAll International Ltd* (from December 2015) Non-Executive Director
  • SGX listed Fabchem China Ltd (from July 2008 to November 2013) Non-Executive Director
MR LOUIS I. ROZMAN

MR LOUIS I. ROZMAN

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed 7 April 2010

BEng, MGeos, FAusIMM CP (Man), FAICD

Mr Rozman holds degrees in mining engineering and mineral economics and has 35 years' international experience in mining operations, joint ventures and corporate management. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of major gold producer, Aurion Gold and Chief Executive Officer of coal seam gas producer, CH4 Gas Limited. During the past three years Mr Rozman has held the following other listed Directorships:

  • Pacific Energy Limited* (from May 2009) Non-Executive Director
  • Kula Gold Limited* (from November 2010) Non-Executive Director
  • ABM Resources Limited (from May 2014 to October 2014) Non-Executive Director
  • TSX listed Mawson West Limited (from February 2011 to April 2014) Non-Executive Director

Mr Rozman is also a Director of some Pacific Road Capital entities and holds and has held a number of other non-listed Directorships.

MR HUIHAI ZHUANG

MR HUIHAI ZHUANG

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Appointed 29 October 2015

BS

Mr Zhuang is 100% owner of our cornerstone investor Kam Lung Investment Development Company (Kam Lung). Mr Zhuang was appointed to the Board as the nominee for Kam Lung following their increase in shareholding to 19.99%. Mr Zhuang brings to the board strong networks across Chinese business and government sectors which is anticipated to create a more effective cultural and relationship building leverage for the Company in doing business in China.

Mr Zhuang holds a BS degree from Shantou University.

MR GEORGE SU SU

MR GEORGE SU

MR ZHUANG'S ALTERNATIVE DIRECTOR AND TRANSLATOR

Appointed 4 December 2015

BA (Bus Admin)

Mr Su has over 30 years business experience in the Asia Pacific region and is currently based in Sydney.  Mr Su was formerly head of the Australian operations of CITIC Securities, China’s largest investment bank, between 2009 and 2013. He continues to work with CITIC Securities as their business partner for Australia through Silk Road Corporate Finance Pty Ltd, providing corporate advisory services.

Mr Su also served as an independent director on the board of Macquarie Bank’s China property fund between 2006 and 2014. Born in China, Mr Su was educated in China and USA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Hamline University, Saint Paul, USA.

Mr Su will serve as Alternate Director where Mr Zhuang has notified that he is unable to attend Company board meetings or attend to specific business. Mr Su is also engaged by Mr Zhuang in the capacity of translator.

During the past three years Mr Rozman has held the following other listed Directorships:

  • Oriental Technologies Investment Limited (from September 2007) Non-Executive Director after serving as Managing Director siunce 1998
  • YPB Group Limited (freom July 2014) Non-Executive Director

* Denotes current directorship