Yong Chen

Non-executive director/ Chairman Doctorate

Dr Chen graduated from Guilin University of Technology in July 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in geochemistry and exploration, graduated from Xi’an University of Technology in November 2007 with a master’s degree in business administration, and graduated from China University of Geosciences in July 2010 with a doctorate degree in resource management. He joined Zijin Mining in February 2012 and is currently the Chairman of Norton Gold Fields.

Chaoyang Que

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Que is a Vice President of Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. He joined Zijin in 2004, over the years, he held several senior executive positions within Zijin, including General Manager/Chairman of Tongling Zijin, Malipo Tungsten Group, Zijin Southwest Co., Zijin Northwest Co (China), General Manager of La Compagnie Minière de Musonoie Global SAS (DR Congo) and General Manager of Zijin’s Mine Operations Department. Mr. Que holds a doctoral degree in mineralogy, petrology and mineral deposit from China University of Geosciences (Beijing). He currently also serves as an adjunct professor at China University of Geosciences (Beijing), and a Distinguished Professor at China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing).

Xuelin Cai

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Cai is the Deputy CFO of Zijin Mining Group. She previously served as the director and CFO of Asian operations of a leading Sanitation Germany-based Multinational Company focusing on the strategic development. Ms. Cai has over 12-years’ audit experiences as a qualified CPA. She is also a member of AICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, CICPA and CGMA. She has a sound accounting and auditing background and rich experiences of financial management and M&A. Ms. Cai is one of the China Top CFOs awarded by the Ministry of Finance of China, and won the China International Finance Leader of the year 2017 Award.

Zhaoping Liu

Non-executive director

Mr. Liu joined Zijin in 2003 and has held a number of senior management roles within Zijin Mining Group, including Deputy General Manager and Executive Director of Qinghai West Copper Co., Ltd, General Manager and Executive Director of Longnan Zijin Mining Co., Ltd. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering from China University of Geosciences and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Fuzhou University of China.

Kai Yiu (Guy)

Non-Executive Director

Mr Yiu graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Business and Administration and has an MBA from the University of Hong Kong. For the past 4 years he has been Financial Controller of Gold Mountains (HK) International Mining Co, a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Co, overseeing the finance functions of overseas operations. Responsible for cash resources planning and fund raising activities he has co-hosted roadshows and client meetings to raise seed capital and was involved in the set up and operation of an overseas mining fund of +US$100M.

He has previously held positions with Ernst & Young and John Lees & Associates involved in M&A activities, fund raising and financial analysis.

Maoheng Zhang

Non-Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Zhang is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Norton Gold Fields with over 25 years of experience in engineering, geology, mining and project management. He has held various leadership positions in Australia, Fiji and China, having previous held the position of General Manager/ Board Director with Vatukoula Gold Mines Limited Pty (Fiji), General Manager of Technical Services with Evolution Mining, General Manager / Board Director with Guizhou Jinfeng Mining Ltd.(China), and Manager Engineering Services / Manager Mining with Barrick Gold of Australia. Mr. Zhang has a PhD of Mining Engineering from University of New South Wales.


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