Executive Committee

The MMG Board has delegated the management of the Group’s day-to-day operations to the Chief Executive Officer and his Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is also required to report regularly to the Board on the progress being made by the Group’s businesses.

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Chief Executive Officer

Mr Cao, aged 44, was appointed CEO and an Executive Director of the Company in April 2024. He has extensive experience in international business and the non-ferrous metals industry, bringing with him nearly two decades of leadership and experience in international mining investment and strategy. He has a deep understanding of international mining project management and operations and has worked in China, Peru and Australia. From 2021 to 2024, Mr. Cao served as Vice President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. in Beijing. He joined China Minmetals Corporation in 2005 and has held senior management positions in various departments related to international business at China Minmetals’ subsidiaries since 2012. Mr Cao holds a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

Executive General Manager - Corporate Relations

Mr Hey, aged 53, 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, Technology and Legal and Company Secretarial. Mr Hey 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 – Americas

Mr Wei, aged 58, 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 – Operations

Mr Wang, aged 51, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since May 2022 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager – Australia and Africa and redesignated as the Executive General Manager – Operations which has integrated group operational accountability with operational excellence since 1 February 2024. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Mr Wang is a mining executive with over 20 years of management, technical and operational experience, in open cut and underground operations. He previously spent over six years at MMG in Australia as Group Manager Mining between 2013 and 2019 and had extensive knowledge of MMG’s operations. Prior to his time at MMG, Mr Wang worked with Gold Fields Limited as Vice President and Head of Technical Services for West African Regional operations in Ghana. He also previously worked for various mining companies in different commodities. Mr Wang has a Bachelor of Engineering – Mining (Honours), University of Queensland, Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

Executive General Manager – Finance

Mr Qian, aged 52, was appointed as Executive General Manager – Finance of the Company with effect from 1 February 2024. He has significant executive experience within CMC and was most recently the CFO of Minmetals Innovative Investment Co., Limited. Prior to this role, Mr Qian was the Vice President of Capital Markets of CMC from 2019 to 2022. He was also employed by the Company from 2010 to 2012 in the role of Group Manager Board Support. Mr Qian has over 3 decades of invaluable experience in global treasury systems and a profound understanding of commercial and investment banking, financial markets, and cross-cultural integration in mining assets as well as multi-industrial assets, both domestically and internationally.
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