Fang Qixue

Dr Qixue Fang - Non-Executive Chairman

Non-Executive Chairman, joined the Board in October 2015. Dr Fang is a highly experienced senior metallurgist and is the Executive Director and Vice President of Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. Dr Fang holds senior position within the Standard Bank group of companies, including serving as Managing Director, Head of Mining and Metals/Investment Banking/China; Vice Chairman, Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Bank Plc, Hong Kong branch; member of Asia Exco, Manco of Standard Advisory (China) Limited and the Vice Chairman and Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Advisory Asia.


Dr Tielong Tan - Managing Director and CEO

Dr. Tan Tielong is a senior geologist with over 30 years’ experience in mining, investment, and management. Prior to joining to Nkweplatinum, he was Deputy General Manager of Overseas Development Department of Zijin Mining Group; Prior to joining Zijin, Dr. Tan worked with AngloGold Ashanti Beijing Representative Office as the General Manager/Managing Director for Gansu Longxin Minerals Co., Ltd, a joint venture between AngloGold and No. 213 Geological Team of Gansu Provincial Nuclear Geological Bureau. Before that, he accumulated extensive experience as a field geologist with Jiangxi Geological Team and the Chief Geologist with Jiangxi Gold Bureau. He also worked as the Vice President of Beijing Rare & Precious Metal Exchange Co., Ltd.

Dr. Tan holds a Master Degree and a PHD Degree in Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Resources from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

BlueFly Creative, Brierty Corporate Shoot, 24 Melville, South Perth. Bluefly - 24th March 2014. Photos: Daniel Carson | dcimages


Richard O’Shannassy


Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia

Continuing professional development with the Law Society of WA, including annual Law Summer Schools
Annual Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Association Conferences (since 1983) and Seminars

Member, Law Society of Western Australia
Member, Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Association


  • Consistently delivering commercially oriented outcomes in challenging business environments.Providing practical legal advice.
  • Establishing, developing and managing a business from start-up to maturity.
  • Engendering team focus and professional development in working with executive teams.
  • Taking the lead on Board initiatives. • Understanding corporate governance issues and the operation of Boards.
  • Helping Boards navigate organisation through turbulent times.
  • Formulating and implementing corporate strategies for mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings.
  • Well connected with a broad business network.
Richard Jones

Mr Richard Jones - Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director, joined the Board in November 2015. Mr Jones is a solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in both in-house and private practice capacities. Mr Jones completed his law degree from the University of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. He has worked for an international law firm as well as for one of the world’s largest mining companies.


Neville Bergin

Neville is a mining engineer with extensive experience accumulated over nearly four decades in the mining industry. He has had exposure to a range of commodities and both underground and open pit operational experience. His broad experience base encompasses many operational and executive roles, together with around five years’ experience as a non-executive director of both ASX listed and unlisted companies.

Neville has extensive experience in technical due diligence having undertaken this type of investigation for several past employers. He is also well versed in study management having managed several feasibility studies. He has a BSc from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and currently runs his own mining consultancy business.