Board of Directors

Mr Malcolm Carson
Executive ChairmanBSc. (Geology),MSc.,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
Managing Director
B.Econ., M.Fin.

Ms Annie Guo is a highly experienced resource sector senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience in mining and resources sector. After graduating from Macquarie University with Honours she was selected as a top performing graduate to join PricewaterhouseCoopers. During her 12 years at PwC, she held senior manager roles in transaction services, including Mergers and Acquisitions, with a focus on mining and resources sectors. Annie was instrumental in facilitating many major cross-boarder transactions in Australian mining industry. After her career with PwC Annie established her own investment platform, and during more than 8 years of mining investment through her private platform, she utilised her in-depth knowledge of mineral resources investments, mining project evaluation and transaction structuring, and invested in Australian and international mining and resource projects with more than $500m private equity funds. Annie’s investment platform has made multi-million dollar investments in a number of gold companies (including Dampier). Annie has been working with industry experts during all her career and has gained substantial technical knowledge of geology, mineralisation and project development. She is an expert in mining project evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets in Australia and internationally, project development and corporate finance. Annie is also an experienced public company executive director.


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.