Mr Chen is a Director of Hanlong (Australia) Resources Pty Ltd and a Chartered Accountant in Australia. He holds postgraduate degrees in finance and accounting. Prior to joining Hanlong, Mr Chen spent over 11 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney office in their audit and M&A advisory practices.
Mr Chen has served on the board of Australia China Business Council, NSW branch for over 7 years.
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 2012 Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) code.
Mr Coombe was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales (which under his stewardship was one of the largest industrial complexes in New South Wales, with a total direct and indirect workforce of up to 2,000 people) and Norske Hydro‘s Head of Global Alumina and Smelter Growth for the Oceania Region. Norske Hydro is one of the major global integrated aluminium producers. Mr. Coombe served in these roles for a period of over 13 years.
Prior to entering the aluminium industry, Mr. Coombe was involved in the mining industry for over 30 years, including as Chief Executive Officer of Savage Resources’ coal mining operation at Liddell Mine in the Hunter Valley, and General Manager of Pasminco’s silver-lead-zinc-gold-copper mining operations at Rosebery, Tasmania. He has also spent substantial parts of his early career at Broken Hill and Cobar (with CRA) and as the Senior Mining Engineer for the Lady Loretta joint venture in the Cloncurry region.