Mr Qiang Chen - Chairman - Chief Executive Officer

Qiang Chen holds a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing and is Managing Director of West Minerals Pty Ltd, one of the Company's major investors.

Mr Chen has extensive experience in international commodities trading and private equity investment.  In 1996, he established PT Group, a specialised global trading house, and in a decade built up the company into a well-known iron ore trading company.  In 2002, he established Brownstone Group, a private equity investment company, with interests in Australia and China

Dr Jiniu Deng - Non-executive Director

Dr Jiniu Deng is a well-known geologist and professor-level senior engineer with a doctorate degree from the Chinese University of Geosciences and post-doctoral from the Central South University of China. Dr Deng is Chairman of Qinghai West Rare & Precious Metals Co Ltd. and was Chairman of Qinghai West Resources Co Ltd. His exploration successes have included the discovery of lead-zinc in the Xitieshan deposit, nickel in the Hami Tulaergen deposit of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and copper and lead-zinc in the Huogeqi deposit of Inner Mongolia. Dr Deng has been honoured with numerous scientific, academic and business awards in China.