Yang Zheng was appointed to the Board on 3 May 2017, and serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees. Mr Yang has extensive experience in the valuation of mineral assets, with more than 100 valuations conducted for diverse types of mineral assets across many countries. He currently serves as Responsible Officer at Hong Kong-based Phoenician Advisory Ltd.
Mr Yang was the Director of Research and Asset Management at Cedrus Investments Ltd in Hong Kong and was responsible for its minerals and energy portfolio. Prior to that, he was Director, Mineral & Energy Advisory, and Valuation with GCA Group, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He was formerly Senior Analyst at Global Mining Pty Ltd, Strategic Investment Department and also interned at the Trade Finance Department of HSBC Bank (China) Co Ltd.
Mr Yang holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Economics from the China University of Geosciences, and a Master of Finance and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.