Guozhu Qiu

Non-Executive Director / Chairman B.Comm MBA

Mr. Qiu has extensive executive experience in resource sector. He is currently the Director of Overseas Operations and GM of Overseas Operations Department in Zijin Mining Group. He joined Zijin Mining Group in 2008 and held a number of senior management roles, including General Manager of Xinjiang Jinbao Mining Limited (China) and General Manager of LUNSIN Mining Limited (Russia).

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

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mr. Liu was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Norton Gold Fields in February 2019. He 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.

Huaiguo Huang

Non-Executive Director / Chief Engineer

Mr. Huang was appointed as the Chief Engineer of Norton Gold Fields in December 2020. He Joined Zijin as the Manager of Research Institute of Metallurgy in 2001. He has previously served as the Chief Engineer of Oversee Operations Division of Zijin Mining Group and Zijinshan Gold and Copper Mine (China), and General Manager and Director of Guizhou Zijin Mining Co., Ltd and Xiamen Mining and Metallurgy Technology Co., Ltd. (China). Mr. Huang has a PhD of Physical Chemistry and a BS of Chemistry from Xiamen University (China).

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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