Board of Directors

Mr Jonathan Paul Back

Mr Jonathan Paul BackLLB, BCL

Executive Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Jonathan Back is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Prior to working as a lawyer, Jonathan graduated from Oxford University having won the Vinerian Scholarship for the best performance in the Bachelor of Civil Laws degree.

Jonathan has over 18 years of experience in law and finance internationally, having spent significant periods in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia.

Jonathan first worked as a lawyer for the leading UK firm Linklaters for 4 years, specializing in large project finance transactions. This included the acquisition of the Gladstone Power Station in Queensland by a consortium expanding the Boyne Island aluminium smelter. Jonathan then worked for Schroders in the UK and in Hong Kong where he also focused on large infrastructure and energy projects including large power station projects in Portugal and the UK as well as port and energy projects across Australia and Asia.

Following this Jonathan worked with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong focusing on raising equity capital for telecoms and technology companies. Jonathan was then recruited by JPMorgan to join their equity team in Hong Kong, which he ran until 2007. During this time he worked on numerous transactions across different industries.

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Mr Gary Kuo

Mr Gary Kuo

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Mr Kuo has more than 10 years’ experience in international import & exporting, commodities trading, international business development and strategic alliance planning. Before MGT Resources, he was the vice general manager for BAAO Mining which is a Chinese raw material trading company based in Tianjin, China.

Having bases in both Australia and China, Gary specializes in dealing with corporations in the mining & steel production sector. He works closely with his wide network of corporate and governmental contacts in countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Mr. Robert Vagnoni

Mr. Robert VagnoniDip Eng (Mech)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Vagnoni is a mechanical engineer with 28 years in the global mining and construction industry and has extensive experience in corporate, project development and implementation of a diverse range of projects in Australia and overseas.

He has held senior executive roles with major mining companies and engineering consultants specializing in project development and management, feasibilities, plant design and commissioning. He was a co-founder of publically listed mining companies, Murchison Metals and Extract Resources.

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Mr. Li Hai Jun

Mr. Li Hai JunBMech Eng

Non-Executive Director

Mr Li holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the Beijing Architecture Engineering University, China. He worked for one of the largest state owned companies which imports equipment in the iron & steel sector and other industrial sectors. From 1989 Mr. Li worked for a subsidiary company under Thyssen in Germany before moving to Singapore to work as the Managing Director of Golden Mall Enterprise until 1999.

Mr. Li has rich experience in connecting foreign companies with Chinese enterprises and has been involved in over 30 successful large projects of this type. Mr. Li is currently the Managing Director of Unico Development Limited in Beijing which consulting services to clients globally.

In recent years Mr. Li has assisted Australian resources companies in establishing relationships with customers in China leading to a number of successful projects.

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