Douglas Buerger B.Sc., M.Phil.(London), FAusIMM – Non-executive chairman (Appointed 23 September 2010)
Mr Buerger has over forty years of experience in Mineral Exploration and Mining, fifteen years in Africa, in Botswana and Namibia, three years in Pacific Islands and twenty nine years in Australia. For the past twenty five years served in general management and executive management roles. Eleven years as Managing Director and CEO of Bendigo Mining, 1995 till his retirement in 2007. He led the team to explore and construct an underground gold mine and mineral processing plant on the Bendigo Goldfield.
Mr. Buerger is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a B.Sc. (Rhodes South Africa) and M.Phil. (University of London).
David Sanders – Non-executive director (Appointed 4 August 2008)
Mr Sanders is a lawyer with over 15 years experience in corporate and resources law. He advises numerous ASX listed companies, including companies in the resources sector, on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules compliance and corporate governance. He holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Lou Guo Qing – Non-executive director (Appointed 3 November 2014)
Mr Lou is the Managing Director of Hanlong Group. He was formerly the president of China Construction Bank, Panzhihua Municipality branch in Sichuan province and has over 26 years of experience in credit management and financial investment. Mr Lou holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Wuhan University and a Postgraduate Diploma in business administration from Sichuan University.
Nelson Chen Master of Applied Finance, CA – Non-executive director (Appointed 29 November 2011)
Mr Chen has served as Chief Operating Officer of Hanlong (Australia) Resources Pty Ltd since March 2010. Mr. Chen has served as a director of Hanlong (Australia) Resources Pty Ltd since June 2010 and has served on the board of Moly Mines Limited as an alternate director to the principal of Hanlong Group since April 2010.
Prior to joining Hanlong, Mr. Chen was an Associate Director at the Sydney, Australia office of PricewaterhouseCoopers with experience in audit and M&A transaction advisory experience.
Murray Hill – Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer BSc Extractive Metallurgy, FAusIMM (Appointed 1 May 2016)
Mr Hill has 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is a metallurgist with extensive operating and process plant commissioning experience. Mr Hill is an innovative thinker who has made a positive impact on operations through his career. He has held management roles at a metallurgical testwork laboratory and an engineering group, which compliments his practical experience. For the 11 years prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hill operated his own business providing metallurgical consulting services to the mining industry world-wide, including a range of uranium projects.
John Sestan – Executive Director / Chief Commercial Officer (Appointed 6 October 2016)
John Sestan has been working with Marenica in a commercial consulting role since April, 2014. During this time John has led the company’s commercial activities including the corporate restructure and recent fund raising activities, and in dealing with resource owners interested in Marenica’s U-pgrade™ technology. He has also participated as co underwriter in the 2014 and 2016 Share Purchase Plan Offers. In a professional career spanning over 25 years, John was involved in a variety of commercial and finance roles in the resources industry. During the last ten years he has consulted to a number of major Uranium companies including Rio Tinto and Areva. Most recently he has been engaged by BP Australia in its transformation projects, including managing a ground breaking A$125 million non recourse financing for a new non operating joint venture established by BP Australia.