Board of Directors
Leadership Team
Mr Norman A. Seckold
Executive Chairman
Director since 12 September 2007
Mr Seckold has spent more than 40 years in the full time management of natural resource companies, both in Australia and overseas, including as Chairman of a number of publicly listed companies.

Norman Seckold graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney in 1970. He has spent more than 40 years in the full time management of natural resource companies, both in Australia and overseas.

Mr Seckold has been the Chairman of a number of publicly listed companies including Moruya Gold Mines (1983) N.L., which acquired the Golden Reward heap leach gold deposit in South Dakota, USA, Pangea Resources Limited, which acquired and developed the Pauper's Dream gold mine in Montana, USA, Timberline Minerals, Inc. which acquired and completed a feasibility study for the development of the MacArthur copper deposit in Nevada, USA, Perseverance Corporation Limited, which discovered and developed the Nagambie gold mine in Victoria, Valdora Minerals N.L., which developed the Rustler's Roost gold mine in the Northern Territory and the Ballarat East Gold Mine in Victoria, Viking Gold Corporation, which discovered a high grade gold deposit in northern Sweden, Mogul Mining N.L., which drilled out the Magistral and Ocampo gold deposits in Mexico and Bolnisi Gold N.L, which discovered and developed the Palmarejo and Guadalupe gold and silver mines in Mexico.

Mr Seckold is currently Chairman of Alpha HPA Limited, a company producting high purity alumina and related premium aluminium materials  and operating in Australia and Sky Metals Limited, exploring for mineral resources in NSW, Australia.

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Mr Justin C. Werner
Managing Director
Director since 23 August 2012
Mr Werner, holds a bachelor of management from the University of Sydney and has been involved in the mining industry for more than 20 years.

Mr Werner, holds a bachelor of management from the University of Sydney and has been involved in the mining industry for more than 20 years. He was a founding partner of PT Gemala Borneo Utama, a private Indonesian exploration and mining company, which developed a heap leach gold mine in West Kalimantan and also discovered the highly prospective Romang Island with ASX listed Robust Resources Limited which was acquired in 2012 by Indonesian business tycoon Anthony Salim.

Prior to developing projects in Indonesia, Justin worked as a consultant, leading many successful turnaround projects for blue chip mining companies around the world including Freeport McMoran (Grasberg deposit, Indonesia where he spent 2 years), Lihir Gold (Lihir mine, Papua New Guinea), Placer Dome (Nevada, USA), BHP Billiton (Ingwe Coal, South Africa), Rio Tinto (West Angeles Iron Ore, Australia), Nickel West (Western Australia) and QNI Yabulu refinery (Queensland, Australia).

Mr Werner is currently a non-executive director of ASX Listed Alpha HPA Limited and Far East Gold Limited.

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Mr Chris Shepherd
Director and Chief Financial Officer
CFO since 15 November 2021. Director since 23 December 2022.
A Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance, including most recently Most recently as a Partner and Managing Director of The Pallinghurst Group in London
Mr Chris Shepherd, a Chartered Accountant who holds Bachelor degrees in Applied Finance and Commerce.  Most recently Chris acted as a Partner and Managing Director of The Pallinghurst Group in London and has over 20 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance, advising on more than US$30 billion in transactions across Australasia, North America, Europe and Africa. Prior to The Pallinghurst Group where he was responsible for establishing and executing Pallinghurst’s battery materials investment strategy, Chris was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank gaining extensive experience in transaction origination, structuring and execution across the mining, industrial and consumer sectors.
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Mr James Crombie
Non-Executive Director
Director since 23 May 2008
Jim Crombie graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London, in 1980 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering, having been awarded an Anglo American Scholarship.

Jim Crombie graduated from the Royal School of Mines, London, in 1980 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mining Engineering, having been awarded an Anglo American Scholarship. Mr. Crombie held various positions with DeBeers Consolidated Mines and the Anglo American Corporation in South Africa and Angola between 1980 and 1986. He spent the next thirteen years as a Mining Analyst and Investment Banker with Shepards, Merrill Lynch, James Capel & Co. and finally with Yorkton Securities. Mr. Crombie was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Hope Bay Mining Corporation Inc. from February 1999 through May 2002 and President and CEO of Ariane Gold Corp. from August 2002 to November 2003. Mr. Crombie was President, CEO and a director of Palmarejo Silver and Gold Corporation until the merger with Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, one of the world's leading silver companies, in December 2007. He was a director of Sherwood Copper Corporation until its business combination with Capstone Mining Corp. in November 2008. Currently, Mr. Crombie is President and CEO of Odyssey Resources Corp.

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Mr Stephanus (Dasa) Sutantio
Non-Executive Director
Director since 29 May 2020
Mr Sutantio has been involved in the Asian financial sector for more than 20 years. Currently a Director and CFO responsible for overseeing the Tanito Group’s investments in the financial, mining support, marine logistics/shipping, property and hospitality sectors.
Mr Sutantio graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University in 1987 and has been involved in the Asian financial sector for more than 20 years, holding various senior positions at Citibank N.A., Bank Tiara Asia Tbk., the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency and PT Bank Mandiri Tbk. He joined the Indonesian Tanito Group in 2010 and is currently a Director and CFO responsible for overseeing the Tanito Group’s investments in the financial, mining support, marine logistics/shipping, property and hospitality sectors.
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Mr Muliady Sutio
Non-Executive Director
Director since 21 September 2023
President Director of Pt Danusa Tambang Nusantara, which holds a 19.99% equity interest in Nickel Industries.
Mr Sutio currently serves as the President Director of DTN, President Director of PT Agincourt Resources which operates the world class 6.5 million ounces resources Martabe gold mine and is Commissioner of the following companies: PT Energia Prima Nusantara (a renewable energy company with interests in solar- and hydro-power operations), PT Persada Tambang Mulia, PT Sumbawa Jutaraya, PT Bhumi Jepara Services and PT Unitra Nusantara Persada, all of which are subsidiaries companies of the United Tractors group.
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Mr Haijun Wang
Non-Executive Director
Director since 1 November 2023
Former CEO and now President Director of Shanghai Decent
Mr Wang was the CEO of Shanghai Decent from 2008 until his move to replace Mr Huang as President Director of Shanghai Decent. He has worked in various senior roles with Tsingshan since 2004, including as CEO of Ruipu Technology Group from 2013 to 2016. He has a Degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, majoring in Solid Rocket Engines, as well as post graduate degree from the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology majoring in Liquid Rocket Engines.
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Mr Xiang Binghe
Non-Executive Director
Director since 9 May 2023
Chairman of Eternal Tsingshan he has successfully led the management, development and operations of the IMIP and the IWIP
Mr Xiang has been a key member of the rapid development of Tsingshan since 2000. His previous experience spans many senior roles and operations including head of AOD Department of Zhejiang Tsingshan Special Steel Company Limited, the General Manager of Zhejiang Tsingshan Steel Company Limited, the Chairman of Zhejiang Ruipu Machinery Company Limited, the Vice President of Ruipu Technology Group Company Limited, the Chairman of Fujian Dingxin Nickel Company Limited and the Vice Chairman of Tsingtuo Group Company Limited. Mr Xiang has already played a key role in the development of the Company’s RKEF operations, as a Shanghai Decent nominee to the Board of the Company’s Indonesian RKEF entities, as well as director of the Company’s Singaporean subsidiary holding companies. In his current role as Chairman of Eternal Tsingshan he has successfully led the management, development and operations of the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (‘IMIP’) and the Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (‘IWIP’), which are the world’s largest integrated nickel processing industrial parks with nearly 100,000 employees.
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Ms Yuanyuan Xu
Non-Executive Director
Director since 26 April 2018
Ms. Xu is Executive Director and shareholder of Shanghai Wanlu Investment Co., Ltd.
Ms Xu graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Business and Fashion Design from Instituto Marangoni and then obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Business Institute of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Ms Xu worked on marketing, public relations and procurement activities in the fashion industry before joining the financial industry, working for Pin An Securities and IDG Capital, particularly in macro policy analysis, new energy industry research, investment and mergers and acquisitions.

She is currently an Executive Director of Shanghai Wanlu Investment Co., Ltd, which along with Shanghai Decent was a participant in 2017 in the Collaboration and Subscription Agreement for the Hengjaya Nickel project.

Ms Xu has not sat on the board of any publicly listed companies.

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Mr Richard J. Edwards
Company Secretary
Company Secretary since 28 March 2012
Company Secretary to a range of publicly listed companies in Australia for over fifteen years, with a focus on the mining sector. Currently also Company Secretary of Alpha HPA Limited and Prospech Limited.
Mr Edwards graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, is a member of CPA Australia and holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.  Mr Edwards has worked for over twenty years providing financial reporting and company secretarial services to a range of publicly listed companies in Australia with a focus on the mining sector.  He is currently Company Secretary of ASX listed Alpha HPA Limited and Prospech Limited.
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Ms Zhao Fanfan
Chief Development Officer
Chief Development Officer since 1 November 2020
Ms Zhao graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Master of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering in Thermal Engineering and Computer Science and Application.
Ms Zhao graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Master of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering in Thermal Engineering and Computer Science and Application. She has over 15 years of investment experience in China and overseas, including the establishment of the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) in Indonesia. Since June 2008 she has been General Manager of the Assets and Legal Department and then Assistant President of Shanghai Decent Investment (Group) Co., Ltd, a Tsingshan Group company. Ms Zhao has been a key contributor to the establishment and growth of the collaboration between Nickel Industries and Tsingshan.
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Mr Cameron Peacock
Investor Relations and Business Development
20+ years experience in numerous finance focused roles across banking, private equity and equity capital markets.
20+ years experience in numerous finance focused roles across banking, private equity and equity capital markets. In his more recent roles as an Investor Relations and Business Development executive across several resource companies, he has been deeply involved in the preparation and execution of numerous large-scale primary and secondary capital market transactions. He has an established network across the global resources and generalist investment funds and a well-established track record in assisting companies build and manage their institutional and retail investor bases.
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