Lee Seng Hui – Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Mr Lee was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 29 January 2010 and was appointed as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman on 14 December 2012 then as Chairman on 19 February 2014. Mr Lee graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney Law School. Mr Lee is the Chief Executive and an Executive Director of Allied Group Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Tian An China Investments Company Limited and a Non‑Executive Director of APAC Resources Limited, the latter being one of Mount Gibson’s substantial shareholders. Mr Lee was previously the Chairman and an Executive Director of Yu Ming Investments Limited (now known as SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited). During the past 3 years Mr Lee has not served as a director of any other listed companies.
Simon Bird – Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Bird was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 February 2012 and Lead Independent Non-Executive Director on 18 February 2014. He is Chairman of the Audit and Financial Risk Management Committee. Mr Bird has 27 years of international finance experience, including holding the positions of General Manager Finance for Stockland Ltd, Chief Financial Officer of GrainCorp Ltd for six years, and Chief Financial Officer of Wizard Mortgage Corp for two years. He was also until recently the CEO of ASX-listed King Island Scheelite Ltd which is developing the tungsten mines on King Island in Tasmania. Mr Bird is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Metals Finance Limited, the Chairman of Rawson Resources Limited and a former director of CPA Australia Limited and Kosciusko Alpine Club Limited.
Li Shaofeng – Non-Executive Director
Mr Li was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 23 February 2012. Mr Li has extensive experience in the management of and investments in various listed companies, sino-foreign joint ventures and steel industry entities. He holds a bachelor degree in Automation from University of Science and Technology Beijing. He is the managing director of Shougang Holding (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Li is an executive director and the managing director of Shougang Concord International Enterprises Company Limited, the chairman of each of Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited, a substantial shareholder of Mount Gibson, Shougang Concord Century Holdings Limited,and an executive director of BeijingWest Industries International Limited, all of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Alan Jones – Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Jones was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 28 July 2006. Mr Jones is a Chartered Accountant with extensive senior management and board experience in listed and unlisted Australian public companies, particularly in the construction, engineering, finance and investment industries. Mr Jones has been involved in the successful merger and acquisition of a number of public companies in Australia and internationally. He is a Non‑Executive Director of Mulpha Australia Ltd, Sun Hung Kai & Co Ltd (Hong Kong), Allied Group Ltd (Hong Kong), Allied Properties Ltd (Hong Kong) and Air Change International Limited.
Russell Barwick – Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Barwick was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 November 2011. Mr Barwick is a mining engineer with 40 years of technical, operational, managerial and corporate experience in international mining companies covering various commodities. He has worked for Bougainville Copper Limited (CRA), Pancontinental Mining Ltd (Jabiluka Uranium) and CSR Limited (coal). He has spent 17 years with Placer Dome Asia Pacific in key development, operational and corporate roles in numerous countries culminating in his appointment as Managing Director of Placer Niugini Ltd. He then served as Managing Director of Newcrest Mining Limited (2000 to 2001). For the four years to the end of 2006, Mr Barwick was the Chief Operating Officer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd and Goldcorp Inc., based in Vancouver, Canada. He was subsequently the Chief Executive Officer of Canada-based Gammon Gold Inc. before returning to Australia in 2008. He is currently the Chairman of Red Metal Ltd.
Professor Paul Dougas – Independent Non-Executive Director
Professor Dougas was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 November 2011. He has 40 years of design, process, project engineering, managerial, commercial and corporate experience having commenced his career in the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works before joining engineering firm Sinclair Knight Merz (“SKM“) in 1978. From initial technical roles, he soon assumed leadership roles in Sydney before returning to Melbourne as Associate Director and Victorian Branch Manager in 1985. In 1995 he was appointed Managing Director Elect and Director of Marketing before becoming Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in 1996. For the next 15 years, he led a significant expansion of SKM locally and internationally involving more than 50 local and international acquisitions. He also oversaw SKM’s expansion into South-East Asia with the opening of offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. During his leadership, SKM developed strong project alliances with major mining companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale Metals Group. Professor Dougas was a Non-Executive Director of ConnectEast Ltd from 2009 until its takeover in September 2011 and was also on the SKM Board from 1990 until 2011.