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.


Phil McKeiver Non Executive Director

Mr McKeiver is a former partner (now senior consultant) in the Perth energy and resources team of the leading Australian law firm, Gilbert + Tobin.  Mr McKeiver has relevant experience advising listed and unlisted companies and government sector clients on corporate, commercial matters and major project development, including in the iron ore sector.

Mr McKeiver has served on numerous company boards and executive committees and is an experienced company director.  Mr McKeiver is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and will be appointed as Chairman of the Company's Audit and Governance Committee.

Mr McKeiver was General Counsel and Company Secretary for Oakajee Port & Rail Pty Ltd between 2009 and 2013, before returning to private practice with Gilbert + Tobin.


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. 


Ian King Non Executive Director

Mr King is an experienced executive and director and he is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Between 2002 and 2017, Mr King was the Chairman of the Mid West (Geraldton) Port Authority, where he also acted as the Chair of the Governance Committee.  Previously, Mr King held senior management roles with Toll Group.

Mr King has worked extensively with existing and prospective ore mining companies, industry associates, infrastructure providers, government agencies, community interest groups and other key stakeholders in the Mid West Region.  Mr King also has considerable experience working with Chinese investors, board members and has regularly travelled to China on business. 


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.