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Chief Executive OfficerMr Gao, aged 51, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company and redesignated from a Non-executive Director to an Executive Director of the Company in August 2018. He served as a Non-executive Director of the Company from April 2011 to July 2018. Mr Gao was a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Governance and Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee from May 2013, February 2017, August 2015 and October 2015 to July 2018 respectively. He is also a director of a subsidiary of the Company. Mr Gao was appointed as a director of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Company Limited (CMN) in February 2016. He is a director of certain subsidiaries of CMC, including Top Create Resources Limited (Top Create) since February 2012. Mr Gao joined the CMC and its subsidiaries (CMC Group) in 1993. He worked in the Futures department of China Nonferrous Metals Import and Export Corporation from 1993 to 1997. Mr Gao was the General Manager of the Risk Management department of CMN from 2000 to 2009, the Vice President of CMN from January 2008 to February 2016 and the President of CMN from February 2016 to August 2018. He was also the Vice President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Holding Company Limited (CMNH) from January 2011 to January 2016. Mr Gao was the Chairman of Album Enterprises Limited (Album Enterprises) from May 2016 to April 2020 and the Chairman of Copper Partners Investment Co., Ltd. (Copper Partners Investment) from July 2016 to May 2020 respectively.
Chief Financial OfficerMr Carroll, aged 56, was appointed as CFO and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company in December 2015, with responsibility for Finance, Legal, Risk and Audit, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Project Services. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Carroll was CEO and Managing Director of Macmahon Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange), and previously held the positions of CFO and director of International Mining, and Chief Operating Officer of Mining at Macmahon Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was CFO of Woodside Petroleum Limited, and also worked in senior financial roles within BHP Billiton Limited. Mr Carroll has extensive experience in the mining industry and in corporate finance, capital management and business development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Certified Public Accountant with the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. Mr Carroll is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Western Australian Chamber of Mines.
Executive General Manager - Corporate RelationsMr Hey, aged 50, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since August 2013 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager − Stakeholder Relations. His present role title is Executive General Manager – Corporate Relations. In this role, he is responsible for Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Global Business Services and Technology. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Company as General Manager − Stakeholder and Investor Relations in April 2011, Mr Hey was the General Manager − Media and Reputation at Foster’s Group since 2005. He was previously the Group Manager − Public Affairs for WMC Resources Limited, up to its acquisition by BHP Billiton Limited in 2005. Mr Hey began his career in economic and public policy consultancy at the Allen Consulting Group and Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, before working across the aviation, entertainment and mining sectors. Mr Hey has over 20 years’ experience in government, media, community and investor relations, economic and public policy, industry association and communications management. Mr Hey has dual degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is the recipient of an Australia-Japan Foundation Language Scholarship at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan.
Executive General Manager – AmericasMr Wei, aged 55, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since December 2019 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager – Americas. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Wei was appointed as a director and the Chairman of Lumina Copper SAC in October 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Wei was the President of Minmetals Mining Holdings Limited. He previously held the positions of the President of Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd and the President of Anhui Kaifa Mining Co., Ltd., managing the construction and operation of one of the China’s largest underground mines. Mr Wei has over 30 years of both open pit and underground mining experience covering operations management and mine planning. Mr Wei is a Professoriate Senior Engineer of Mining and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from The Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering (now known as University of Science and Technology Beijing) in the PRC.
Executive General Manager - CommercialMr Li, aged 56, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since January 2020 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager – Commercial. His present role title is Executive General Manager – Australia and Commercial with responsibilities for the Dugald River and Rosebery operations and Australia support functions and also Supply and Marketing. Mr Li joined CMC in 1987. He has held various senior management positions with subsidiaries of CMC in the PRC, Australia, Mexico and the USA. Mr Li was also a Director of the Company from 2009 to 2012. He was a Vice President of CMN in Beijing, leading several global trading departments from 2016 to 2018. Mr Li was the President and CEO of Minmetals Inc. (L.A.) from 2018 to 2019. Mr Li has extensive experience in international business and the non-ferrous metals industry. Mr Li holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language from the Normal College for Foreign Language of Beijing Union University in the PRC.