Board and Management

Dr Huaisheng Peng

Dr. Huaisheng Peng, Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Peng is a Chinese citizen and professional senior mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the mining sector. He was born in 1964 and obtained a Mining Engineering Bachelor degree from the Northeast University in Shenyang, Liaoning, an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a PhD in Science from Central South University at Changsha, China. He is also a supervisor of PhD degree applicants.

From August 1984 to December 2007, Dr. Peng served in the China Nonferrous Engineering and Research Institute successively as Engineer, Senior Engineer, Vice Director, Vice President, and Deputy General Manager of China ENFI Engineering Corporation (China’s largest engineering firm).

Between 2008 and mid-2014 Dr Peng served in various roles with Aluminium Corp of China (“Chinalco”) including Executive Director and CEO of Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed Chinalco Mining International Ltd (“CMI”). During this period Dr Peng oversaw construction and development of the large Toromocho copper mine in Peru as well as the stock market listing of CMI in Hong Kong.

Dr Peng is currently President of JCHX Group Co Ltd and a Director of JCHX Mining Management Co Ltd.


Mr Paul Williams, Managing Director

Mr Williams holds both Bachelor of Arts and Law Degrees from the University of Queensland and practised as a corporate and commercial lawyer with Brisbane legal firm Hopgood Ganim for 17 years. He ultimately became an equity partner of that firm before joining Eastern Corporation as their Chief Executive Officer in August 2004. In mid-2006 Mr Williams joined Mitsui Coal Holdings in the role of General Counsel, participating in the supervision of the coal mining interests and business development activities within the multinational Mitsui & Co group. 
Mr Williams is well known in the Brisbane investment community as well as in Sydney and Melbourne and brings to the AuKing Mining Board a broad range of commercial and legal expertise - especially in the context of mining and exploration activities. He also has a strong focus on corporate governance and the importance of clear and open communication of corporate activity to the investment markets. 
Mr Williams previously held non-executive director positions with Brisbane Lions AFL Club and Brisbane Racing Club which owns and operates the Eagle Farm and Doomben race clubs. He is also a founding member of Equine Learning for Futures Inc, a charitable organization based in SE Queensland which provides horse-based workshops and programs for disadvantaged children and youths.
Mr Yang

Mr Zewen Yang, Executive Director

Mr Yang has 20 years experience in mineral resources trading and project investment areas in China and Australia. He has previously worked for China Non-Ferrous Metals Import and Export Company and has been with the Yunnan Copper Industry (Group) Co Ltd since March 2004.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics and specializing in International Business from Sichuan University, China and a Masters degree in Commerce majoring in International Business from University of New South Wales. He is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Xiancheng Wang

Mr Qinghai Wang, Non-Executive Director

Mr Wang is a Chinese citizen, 35 years of age and holds a Master Degree in Management and Finance from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

Mr Wang is currently Vice President and Director of JCMM and also the sole Director of AuKing Mining's largest shareholder, Bienitial International Industrial Co Ltd.

Mr. Wang previously served at JCMM in the roles of Auditor, Vice Manager of Legal & Securities Department, General Manager of HR Management Centre, and Assistant President. In his current capacity Mr Wang supervises the Human Resources and Information Technology divisions within JCMM.

Mr Paul Marshall

Mr Paul Marshall, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
LLB, Grad Dip Acc & Fin, MCA

Paul Marshall is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Liverpool University, England, a post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, England and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He has more than 22 years in the accountancy profession in England and Australia, having worked for Ernst and Young for ten years, and subsequently over ten years in commercial roles as Company Secretary and CFO for a number of listed and unlisted companies mainly in the resources sector. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company financial reporting, corporate regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal, due diligence, capital raising and company listings and company secretarial responsibilities.