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Lee Seng Hui, B.Law (Hons)

Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Mr Lee was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 29 January 2010, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman on 14 December 2012, and Chairman on 18 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, one of Mount Gibson’s substantial shareholders. Mr Lee was previously the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Asiasec Properties Limited. Mr Lee has not served as a director of any other ASX or Hong Kong listed companies during the past three years.

Simon Bird, B.Acc. Science (Hons) CPA, FAICD

Simon Bird, B.Acc. Science (Hons) CPA, FAICD

Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Bird was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 February 2012. Mr Bird is the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Financial Risk Management Committee. Mr Bird has over 30 years of international corporate experience, including holding the positions of General Manager Finance at Stockland Limited, Chief Financial Officer of GrainCorp Limited, and Chief Financial Officer of Wizard Mortgage Corporation. He was also Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed King Island Scheelite Limited, a former Managing Director of ASX-listed Sovereign Gold Limited, a former Chairman of ASX-listed Rawson Resources Limited and a former Director of CPA Australia Limited.  Mr Bird is currently Chairman of ASX-listed Tubi Group and a Director of ASX-listed Pacific American Holdings Limited.

 

Ding Rucai

Non-Executive Director

Mr Ding was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 12 December 2019. Mr Ding is the Chairman and executive director of Shougang Fushan Resources Group Ltd, Mount Gibson's second largest  shareholder, and a director of Shougang Holding (Hong Kong) Limited. A senior engineer with a doctoral degree in ferrous metallurgy from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, Mr Ding has more than 30 years’ experience in the steel and coal resources industry, having held a variety of senior management and executive roles since joining the Shougang Group Co., Ltd. in 1989.

Alan Jones, CA

Alan Jones, CA

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, Dip.Mining Engineering, FAICD, FAusIMM

Russell Barwick, Dip.Mining Engineering, FAICD, FAusIMM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Barwick was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 November 2011 and is Chairman of the Operational Risk and Sustainability Committee. Mr Barwick is a mining engineer with 45 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 16 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. His extensive geographic and corporate mining experience ranges from: Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. He is currently the Chairman of ASX-listed Red Metal Ltd, a non-executive director of ASX-listed Regis Resources Ltd and of ASX-listed Lithium Power International and its unlisted associate Minera Salar Blanco S.A. (Chile).

 

Professor Paul Dougas, B.Eng (Chem), M.Eng.Science, FAICD, CEng., Hon Fellow Engineers Australia, FATSE

Professor Paul Dougas, B.Eng (Chem), M.Eng.Science, FAICD, CEng., Hon Fellow Engineers Australia, FATSE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Professor Dougas was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 November 2011 and is Chairman of the Contracts Committee. 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 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 following 15 years, he led a significant expansion of SKM locally and internationally involving more than 50 local and international acquisitions. 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.  He is currently a Non‑Executive Director of Epworth Healthcare and is a former Chairman of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, and Norman, Disney & Young and a former Non‑Executive Director of Beacon Foundation and Calibre Group Limited.  Professor Dougas is also a Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering at Melbourne University and a staff member.