Non-Executive Chairman – appointed on 21 April 2014
Mr Jianzhong Yang holds a Master Degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China and a Diploma in Coalfield Geology and Exploration and Mining Geology from the Inner Mongolia Coal Engineering School. He has extensive experience in coal and energy industry from his home province of Inner Mongolia, China. Since 2011 he is Vice Chairman, after five years as the General Manager, of the Inner Mongolia Hengdong Energy Group Co., Ltd. He has previously held positions in Inner Mongolia as Office Director at The Office of Railway Construction Supporting Project of Zhungeer Banner, Township Head of the Township Government of Hadai Gaole Township of Zhungeer County, Deputy Director of the Bureau State Land and Resources Bureau of Zhungeer County, teacher in Coalfield Geology and Exploration & Mining Geology at a vocational school.
Since settling in Sydney, Australia in 2011 he has been active in property development in the Gold Coast, Queensland. In late 2013, he acquired the largest shareholder of the Company with the plan to rebuild the Company after it had several years of inactivity. He introduced new investors to the Company by the placement of new shares raising in excess of $2 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2014 thereby establishing a funded base to take the Company forward.
Executive Director – appointed on 21 April 2014
Ms Yang is a business executive with responsibilities encompassing the oversight of the investment program in the coal and resources industry and assessing new investment opportunities for growth. She is also responsible for investors’ relation, especially those from overseas.
Non-Executive Director – appointed on 9 November 2016
Mr Yutian Bai holds a Master of Management from Australian National University and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Geosciences, China. He was previously director then chairman of Inner Mongolia Zhengyuan Culture Media Co Ltd. Currently he is a Chairman of Ordos Zhongding Investment Co.,Ltd.
Mr Mark Derriman is a geologist and member of Australian Institute of Geoscientists with over 30 years’ experience in near mine and regional mineral exploration, and the management of exploration programs across all mainland states and territories of Australia. He has worked in a variety of geological environments, primarily in precious and base metals, coal, iron ore and bauxite.
Recently Mark worked for ASF Group as General Manager in their Australian exploration, corporate and business development divisions, providing technical support, due diligence and rapid first-filter geological andeconomic analysis of various projects with a focus on coal projects. This role also included project asset identification including commercial negotiations with junior exploration companies, stakeholders and land & legalteams.
Previous to this, Mark held various principal and senior regional exploration management roles. In the 1990’s Mark worked as a near mine and regional exploration geologist for Normandy Mining Ltd and Ashton Goldand was part of several teams that discovered multi-million-ounce gold deposits. In addition, Mark assisted in the establishment of Aquilas’ iron ore portfolio by a mixture of project generation and joint venture negotiation.