Board of Directors

Mr Malcolm Carson
Executive Chairman
BSc. (Geology),MSc. (Resource Management),Member AUSIMM.,Member AIG.

Mr Malcolm Carson is a West Australian who studied hard and soft rock geology in the University of WA, graduating in 1976. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the resource sector commencing his career as an exploration geologist/project geologist and earning roles as exploration manager and senior site executive in various exploration and mining companies covering gold and a range of commodities including, copper, nickel, tin, tantalite, lithium, heavy rare earths, coal, iron ore and diamonds. Malcolm’s exploration work has led to the development of gold, coking coal, nickel, copper, iron ore tin/tantalum and lithium mines.

Malcolm’s sole focus and area of interest is in exploration and development of gold projects where he has assessed numerous exploration properties, developing and operating mines from a technical and a detailed financial and commercial perspective.

Malcolm, during his career, broadened and enhanced his experience as a senior project officer with the West Australian Government in the then Department of Resource Development (now Department of State Development) responsible for major resource development projects covering gold, iron ore, alumina, steel, oil and industrial minerals. Malcolm further expanded his commercial experience with investment banks (Bankers Trust, Rothschild, Security Pacific/Kleinwort Benson) focussing on the evaluation of gold resources projects for the provision of debt and related hedging facilities to facilitate the development of new gold mines in the rapidly expanding gold sector. Malcolm has held senior executive roles as Chairman, Managing Director and Director in ASX and TSX publicly listed companies. In addition to Dampier Malcolm is currently a Non-Executive Director of Australian listed Allegiance Coal Limited (ASX:AHQ) and a Director of Canadian listed company Pacific Wildcat Corporation (TSX:PAW).


Ms Annie Guo
Executive Director
B.Econ., M.Fin.

Ms Annie Guo emigrated from North China in early teenage years, graduating from Macquarie University with Honours and joining PwC. Following her 12 years at PwC where she earned roles in Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions focussing on Chinese/Australia and Australian/Chinese investment in the resources and agriculture sector Annie left PwC and established her own investment platform and network investing in gold companies (including Dampier) and in the food export business. Annie has more than 25 years’ in-depth experience in mining mergers and acquisitions (M&A)., capital raising, project development and corporate finance. In her role of senior manager/director at PwC Corporate Finance Division and privately. Since leaving PwC, Annie has led a number of acquisitions and investments in near-term production opportunities during her role as Managing Director of Columbus Minerals Limited. Columbus pursued several major acquisitions in the gold sector in 2012/13 and made a substantial investment in Dampier with a view to consolidated the Plutonic assets and building a mining house, and working with her private funding platform in Hong Kong and Shanghai which was established to draw on her experience in evaluating resource projects investments to introduce to her investor network and facilitate co-investment in the Australian resources sector leveraging off the Australian and Chinese public equity markets with the aim to generate an increase in investor value for the Australian and Asian investors. Ms Guo has formidable commercial, project evaluation, negotiation and communication skills in evaluating viable projects and in structuring transactions and in dealing with cross border Chinese and Australian transactions and business development. Ms Guo main interest in the resource sector, is gold.


Mr Peiqi Zhang
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Peiqi Zhang is a member of the World Academy of Productivity Science and has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry of China. Mr Zhang is the chairman and founder of China Shanxi Guxian Jin Yu Coking Co., Ltd, and the Chairman of Inner Mongolia Hengyuan Mining Co., Ltd. He is also the Vice President of Glory Institution, a well-known charity organisation in Shanxi Province, and a Senior Member of Shanxi Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference as well as Shanxi Federation of Industry and the Standing Committee.