(Appointed a director on 21 January 2013 and the Chairman on 30 July 2013)
Dr Jayaweera is a chemical engineer by profession with over 30 years of experience in the field of resource recovery sector in Australia, including his career success with Rio Tinto (formerly, CRA Ltd) from 1980 to 1986. He was the founder of Hydromet Corporation Limited, a company specialising in metallurgical processing and metal recycling field in Australia. During his tenure in the company from 1990 to 2012, he held various positions including the position as a Managing Director and Executive Chairman. Dr Lakshman currently serves as the Chairman of the board of investment of Sri Lanka, which is the premier agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment in the country.
(Appointed a director on 8 August 2013 and the CEO on 1 September 2013)
Mr Wu graduated from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. He holds a Master's Degree in Commerce (Finance) from the Australian National University and a Master's Degree in Science from Cass Business School, City University London. Mr Wu has a strong finance and management background and has worked as CEO/MD of several resources companies in Australia. As the first CEO of Murray Zircon Pty Ltd, he successfully completed the development and start-up of Mindarie Mineral Sands project in South Australia.
(Appointed 21 June 2013)
Mr Qiu is a director and shareholder of Great Tang Brothers Resource Investment Pty Ltd., a major shareholder of the Company. He is a well regarded businessman based in Xian, China with over 20 years experience in China's resources sector. He involves in a wide range of business activities which includes steel processing, commodity logistics and real estate development. He is currently a representative of Xian People's Congress.
(Appointed 22 June 2013)
Mrs Wang is also a director of Great Tang Brothers Resource Investment Pty Ltd. She is an experienced CPA with over ten year's financial accounting experience covering business services, tax, and commercial roles.
Dr. Guojian Xu has over 20 years experience in Australian and international mining industry. This experience includes technical and senior management roles with Queensland Mining Corporation, K2 Resource Services, Xstrata, Sparton Resources and Queensland Epithermal Gold. A geologist with specialist IOCG and Mt Isa Style copper deposit skills, Dr. Xu has in-depth knowledge of exploration techniques and extensive experience in mineral resources in Australia and China.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Xu has been successful in managing the exploration activities and commercial dimensions of junior resource companies from project generation, through exploration program design and execution, to resource definition. He holds a PhD from James Cook University in Australia and an MSc in Economic Geology from China University of Geosciences. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, and a competent person as defined by the 2004 Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) code.
Mr Tang is a member of CPA Australia and has a Masters degree in Business Administration (UNE). He has over 25 years experience acting as a CFO and company secretary for publicly listed companies in Australia and overseas.