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).
Dr Chaoyang Que
Dr Chaoyang Que holds a phD in Mineralogy (2016) and a degree of Bachelor of Mineral Resources Management (1992) from China University of Geosciences.
Dr Que worked as Chairman and deputy general manager in Tong Ling (Zijin) Mining between 2004 and 2009. In November 2009., he was appointed as the general manager and deputy Chairman of Malipo (Zijin) Tungsten Mining Group. Subsequently, Dr Que was the general manager of Southwest (Zijin) Mining Co., Ltd and Northwest (Zijin) Mining Co., Ltd between 2013 and 2016.
Dr Que currently is acting as the general manager of department of overseas operation of Zijin Mining Group Ltd.
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.