Dr. Qingtao Zeng
Dr Zeng completed a PhD in geology at the Centre of Exploration Targeting (CET) of University of Western Australia in 2013. He has been engaged as a consulting geologist, principally working with Eldorado Gold Limited CSA Global China and Australia, and has a range of geological and commercial specialties. Since 2015, Dr Zeng has been extensively involved in the lithium exploration and corporate transactions through his strong network of contacts throughout Asia. Dr Zeng has published several academic papers on orogenic gold or structure control gold geological studies, and is a member of AUSIMM and Society of Economic Geologist (SEG).
Dr Zeng is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed Metalstech Limited (ASX:MTC) and AIM-listed Kodal Minerals plc. Dr Zeng does not consider that these appointments will adversely affect his ability to act as the Company’s Managing Director.
The Board considers that Mr Zeng is not an independent director by virtue of his role as Managing Director.
Mr Rory McGoldrick
Rory McGoldrick is a qualified lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Mr McGoldrick has advised public companies on a wide range of corporate matters for over 15 years, and has broad experience in Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules compliance, corporate governance matters, capital raising and acquisitions.
Mr McGoldrick has broad experience in the energy and resources sector, working on a range of corporate transactions as a lawyer and as an advisor. He assisted with the early stage development of a number of mining and energy projects within Europe since 2010. He holds board positions for a number of unlisted companies in the energy sector.
Mr McGoldrick was previously non-executive director of Pilot Energy Ltd, ASX:PGY. Mr McGoldrick is currently not a director of any other publicly listed companies.
The Board considers that Mr McGoldrick is an independent director.
Mr Graeme Fraser
Mr Graeme Fraser holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and since graduation has gained 20 years of international experience in the mining industry with a strong focus on gold. Graeme is a member of AusIMM.
Having held a combination of exploration, mine production and corporate positions, Graeme has gained a well-rounded and extensive knowledge of multiple geological styles and the mining industry in general.
As Exploration Manager for Eldorado Gold at their Tanjianshan Project in China, Graeme led a small team of local staff to the discovery of the “323 zone”, a previously unknown area of mineralisation. The 323 zone is still being subject to resource definition drilling today by the new owners (Beijing Yintai group) and is proving to be a world class deposit.
Graeme was the CEO of Altius Mining Ltd (now Australian United Mining Ltd) (ASX:AYM) between November 2012 and November 2014. Mr Fraser is currently not a director of any other publicly listed companies.
The Board considers that Mr Fraser is an independent director.