Board and Management

Chun Ming Ding Executive Chairman

Mr Ding was born in the People's Repulic of China and is a citizen of that country and Australia.  Mr Ding has been an advisor to the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries since 2014 and in that capacity has advised and represented the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries on a range of capital raising activities.

Kaihui (Michael) Ma Non-Executive Director

Mr Ma is in his fourth year as the Managing Director of TsingShan Holding Group Shanghai International Trading Corp., Ltd (Tsingshan). Tsingshan is part of a very large private group of Chinese companies and produced more than 10 million tons of crude stainless-steel in 2019, with revenues of over 260 billion RMB and 80,000 employees. It has ranked among the Top 500 of China's Private Enterprises in 2002, Top 500 of China's Enterprises in 2010 and Fortune 500 in 2019.

Mr Ma has had a distinguished career, assuming his current role after a 20 year career with the world’s largest steel producer, Baowu. He has worked both in China and internationally, including a stint as the CEO of Baosteel India.

Mr Ma has studied at each of HongKong Universities - Fudan University and Xi’an Jiaotong University. Mr Ma is also a shareholder in AustSino, having invested $1.75 million in the Company in May 2019.

Michael Keemink Executive Director

Mr Keemink is a financial planner with more than 20 years’ experience in this field and has previously been a board member of Aurium Resources. His financial management experience will be advantageous to Aust-Sino. 

Dr. Bielin Shi Non-Executive Director

Dr Shi is a leading mining executive and geologist who specialises in investment management, mining geology, geostatistics, resource estimation and optimisation, exploration and project development.

Dr Shi is a 30 year veteran of the global mining industry with extensive experience in Western Australian and overseas iron ore resources projects.  An Australian citizen since 1997, he currently divides his time between China and Australia.  Dr Shi is fluent in Mandarin and English, is a Competent Person under the JORC Code and holds equivalent credentials in respect of Chinese and Hong Kong Mineral Resources / Reserves reporting standards.

Dr Shi has worked extensively with Chinese mining companies (including Citic Pacific, Pei Si International and Shandong Tyan) in Australia, China, Mongolia and Africia.  He has also worked widely in Australia and overseas with globally recognised companies like CSA Global, Golder Associates and Coffey Mining.

Dr Shi has a PhD (Geology) from the University of Melbourne and post-graduate qualifications in geology and economic management from two leading Chinese institutions: the Geological University of China and Guizhou University of Technology.

Among other affiliations, Dr Shi is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) with Chartered Professional (CP) accreditation and has held academic and teaching positions at leading Australian and Chinese universities.  Dr Shi is also an experienced company director, having served on several private and unlisted boards, including Canadian-listed Eastern Platinium Ltd, which has major exploartion and mining operations in South Africia.

Perry Mitchell Non-Executive Director

Mr Mitchell has had a distinguished financial and banking career spanning 40 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board.