Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

peter-turnbull-1-2Peter Turnbull

Mr Turnbull is an experienced independent non-executive director and chairman with significant exposure to the global mining, energy and technology sectors including major project assessment, development and funding.

Peter’s experience has enabled the development of global perspectives on business and significant expertise in relation to working in the digital economy and the commercialisation of disruptive technologies.

Peter has significant regulartory and public policy experience from prior executive roles including as a Director of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Currently, Peter is an executive committee member of several global organisations which promote good governance, and is a regular contributor and speaker in Australia and overseas on corporate governance issues and is a former President and non-executive director of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Peter’s senior executive roles over 30 years involved significant experience in very large publicly listed organisations where operations spanned many different countries, particularly South East Asia, Europe and the United States. Peter’s executive experience included over a decade in energy markets and the resources sector including as Company Secretary of Newcrest Mining Limited, Company Secretary and General Counsel of BTR Nylex Limited and General Manager, Legal and Corporate Affairs with Energex Limited.

Peter is currently a non-executive director of Karoon Gas Australia (ASX:KAR) and Chairman of Calix Limited.


Non-Executive Director

boultonSteve Boulton

Mr Boulton’s 40 year career has covered complex fund and asset investment management organisations as well as utility and infrastructure enterprises, including Director level experience in the mining and minerals sector.

Steve’s CEO experience over the past 15 years was gained at entities listed on the ASX and NZX as well as private and government-owned corporations. This has included CEO positions with CP2 Funds Management, Hastings Fund Management, Prime/BBI, Powerco in New Zealand and Allgas in Australia. He has held Executive Chairman positions at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and WestNet Rail both in Australia and PD Ports in the UK and executive and non-executive director roles at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Port of Brisbane, Australia Infrastructure Fund, Australian Pacific Airports Corporation and various infrastructure sector national associations.

Steve is currently Chairman of National Agribusiness Terminals, a logistics entity based in Newcastle and a Director of Nova Group, a global defense and engineering services firm which has offices throughout Australia and overseas.

Non-Executive Director

Wang Ruobing 

Mr Wang Ruobing is the Chairman of Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co Ltd, which through its Australian subsidiary, is the largest shareholder in Metallica Minerals Limited and China’s second largest nickel producer.

Mr Wang Ruobing has worked for the Jilin Jien group since 1996, and in January 2017 was appointed Chairman of the group. Mr Wang Ruobing is a certified internal auditor.

Alternate Non-Executive Director

Shu ZhangShu Zhang

Dr Shu Zhang held the position of alternate director for Dr Wu Shu until 6 March 2017 and now holds the position for Wang Ruobing.

Shu holds a BE in Mining Engineering, PhD and ME Candidate in Civil and Mining Engineering. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the mining industry, first as a Miner, then a Mining Engineer and later an Executive Manager in operations and project development in Australia, China and Canada.

Shu was instrumental in the successful development of Sino Gold Mining Limited. He has worked for the Jilin Nickel Group since 2011, and has been a director of Jilin’s Canadian subsidiaries, being the unlisted Canadian Royalties Inc., and the TSX listed Northern Sun Mining Corporate (until April 2016).