Biographies of Directors and Senior Management

Mr Arthur G Dew was appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Company on 7 February 2014. Mr Dew graduated from the Law School of the University of Sydney, Australia, and was admitted as a Solicitor and later as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. Mr Dew is a non-practising Barrister with a broad range of corporate and business experience and has served as a Director, and in some instances Chairman of the Board of Directors, of a number of publicly listed companies in Australia, Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Mr Dew is Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed companies Allied Group Limited (Stock Code: 373) and APAC Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1104). He is also Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed company Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM) and Non-Executive Director (after retiring as Chairman) of ASX listed company Tian An Australia Limited (ASX: TIA).

Mr Dew retired from the positions of the chairman and a non-executive director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited (a company previously listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited until 26th November, 2020) in December 2020, and retired as a non-executive director of Hong Kong Listed SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited in April 2021.

Mr Dew is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Mr Brett R Smith was appointed Executive Director of the Company on 7 February 2014.  Mr Smith graduated from Melbourne University, Australia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with Honours. He has also obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College, the United Kingdom and a Master’s Degree in Research Methodology from Macquarie University, Australia. Mr Smith has participated in the development of a number of mining and mineral processing projects including coal, iron ore, base and precious metals. He has also managed engineering and construction companies in Australia and internationally. Mr Smith has served on the board of private mining and exploration companies and has over 32 years international experience in the engineering, construction and mineral processing businesses. Mr Smith is Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong listed company APAC Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1104) and appointed Executive Director of ASX listed company Metals X Limited (ASX: MLX) on 10 July 2020 (previously Non-Executive Director). Mr Smith is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies Prodigy Gold NL (formerly known as ABM Resources NL) (ASX: PRX), Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM) and Elementos Limited (ASX: ELT) appointed 24 January 2020.

Mr Wong Tai Chun Mark was appointed alternate Director to Mr Arthur Dew on 19 May 2015. Mr Wong has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Mr Wong was the Financial Controller of other listed companies in Hong Kong. He is an Executive Director of Hong Kong Listed company SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited (Stock Code: 666), the Director of Investment of Allied Group Limited (Stock Code: 373) and an alternate Director to Mr Arthur Dew in Hong Kong listed company APAC Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1104) and ASX listed companies, Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM) and Tian An Australia Limited (ASX: TIA). He is also Director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, a company previously listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited until 26 November 2020.

Ms Lam Lai was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company on 18 July 2019. Ms Lam graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree of Business majoring in marketing. She is currently an Executive Director and authorised representative of Hong Kong listed company Ernest Borel Holdings Limited (“EBH”) (Stock Code: 1856). EBH is a subsidiary of Hong Kong listed company Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited (“Citychamp”) (Stock Code: 256). Ms Lam joined Citychamp in 2008 as an investment manager and has been redesignated as CEO assistant, mainly responsible for merger and acquisition as well as business development. Ms Lam leads overseas investments and the merger and acquisition projects of Citychamp. She is also a Director of various subsidiaries of Citychamp, including Bendura Bank AG.

Mr Carlisle C Procter was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 19 May 2015. Mr Procter graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics. He is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FFin.). Based in Australia, Mr Procter worked in the Reserve Bank of Australia for over 30 years, holding various senior management positions. Since leaving the Reserve Bank, he has worked as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank and has also undertaken private consulting work in South East Asia and the Pacific. Mr Procter has been a Non-Executive Director of a number of public companies, both in Australia and overseas. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed company Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM).

Mr Procter is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Pak Wai Keung Martin was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 May 2018 with effect from 5 November 2018 (the listing date of the Company on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong). Mr Pak graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Murdoch University, Australia and a Master of Corporate Governance from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr Pak has been a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia. Mr Pak has also been an associate member of The Corporate Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) in the United Kingdom and a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Mr Pak has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management and has previously worked at several international audit firms and other private companies from 1987 to 2000. Thereafter, Mr Pak has served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong since 2001.

Mr Pak is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed companies Nan Nan Resources Enterprise Limited (Stock Code: 1229), Convoy Global Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1019), Viva China Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8032) and China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (Stock Code: 1886). Mr Pak was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed company Ta Yang Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 1991) during the period from 27 April 2016 to 28 October 2018. From January 2017 to August 2018, Mr Pak was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Trony Solar Holdings Company Limited; trading of its shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange has been suspended since 21 June 2012 and was delisted on 23 August 2018. Besides, he ceased to be an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (Stock Code: 1886) after its delisting on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 18 January 2021.

Mr Pak is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Mr Poon Yan Wai was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 May 2018 with effect from 5 November 2018 (the listing date of the Company on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong). Mr Poon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr Poon has over 20 years of experience in the auditing and accounting field and is the Financial Controller, Company Secretary and an authorised representative of a Hong Kong listed company. Mr Poon is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed company Emperor Capital Group Limited (Stock Code: 717). Mr Poon was previously an Independent Non-Executive Director of another Hong Kong listed company China Brilliant Global Limited (previously known as Prosten Health Holdings Limited) (Stock Code: 8026) from 8 October 2015 to 12 February 2018.

Mr Poon is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Daniel Broughton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 8 September 2014 and is responsible for ensuring the Company’s compliance with corporate and statutory obligations and financial reporting. Mr Broughton has over 15 years’ experience with financial operations of listed mining companies. Mr Broughton is also the Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed company Tanami Gold NL (ASX: TAM). Mr Broughton graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University, Australia in September 2005 and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting from The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia in July 2010.

Ms Päivi Mikkonen joined the Company on 13 November 2006. Ms Mikkonen is responsible for overseeing the administrative and finance function in the Nordic region. Ms Mikkonen has a Master’s degree from the University of Tampere and a degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, majoring in accounting, finance and international business. Ms Mikkonen obtained a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in public administration, from Valkeakosken seudun kauppaoppilaitos (Valkeakoski Regional Business College), Finland in May 1988. Ms Mikkonen completed the qualification of a press officer in the Institute of Marketing, Finland in March 1993. Ms Mikkonen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business from the University of Tampere, Finland in May 1998, a Master of International Business from the University of Sydney, Australia in March 2000, and a Master of Science (Business Administration) from the University of Tampere, Finland in December 2006.

Mr Neale Edwards joined the Company in 1996.  He has over 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry ranging from the grassroots level through to mine development and mining in major geological provinces throughout Australia, the Pacific Rim, northern Africa and northern Europe.

Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Geology and a Bachelor of Science with Honours and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. In addition to holding the position of Chief Geologist for Dragon Mining, Mr. Edwards is also a Non-Executive Director for ASX listed Tanami Gold NL and Prodigy Gold NL.

Mr Petteri Tanner joined the Company on 1 September 2009. Mr Tanner graduated with a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in 2006. Prior to his current role, Mr Tanner has worked as a Mine Manager at the Company’s Jokisivu and Orivesi mines.

Mr Joshua Stewart joined the Company in 2004.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry and holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.  Mr Stewart joined the Company during the construction and commissioning of the Svartliden Gold Mine.  During his time with the Company, Mr Stewart has held various technical and management roles with the Group, ranging from mine planning to Chief Operating Officer.  Mr Stewart’s current role is leadership of the test mining and full-scale permit application processes for the Fäboliden Gold Project.  Mr Stewart has a broad range of experience from operation disciplines including safety, environmental performance, mining, mineral processing, near mine exploration, human resources and administration.

Mr Heikki Miettunen joined the Company in 2015 and is the Process Plant Manager at Svartliden, Sweden. Mr Miettunen graduated with a diploma as Master of Science in Process Engineering from the University of Oulu, 60 credits mineral processing from the Aalto University, and has held positions in Mineral Process Plants for Belvedere Mining Oy (Hitura mine), Endomines Oy (Pampalo mine) and Dragon Mining Oy.

Mr Jakko Larkomaa joined the Company in 2015 and is the Mill Manager at the Vammala Production Centre, Finland. Mr Larkomaa graduated with a Master of Science Diploma in Process Engineering from the University of Oulu in 1999. Later he studied at Aalto University gaining 60 credits in mineral processing. Prior to his current role, Mr Larkomaa worked in the processing plant at the Northern Resources, Pajala iron ore mine in Sweden.

Ms Lau is a fellow member of The Chartered Governance Institute and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. She is also the company secretary of Hong Kong listed companies Allied Group Limited and APAC Resources Limited.

Corporate Directory

Registered Office, Headquarters and Principal Place of Business in Australia

Dragon Mining Limited

Unit 202, Level 2,
39 Mends Street, South Perth,
Western Australia 6151, Australia

Tel: +61 8 6311 8000
admin@dragonmining.com
https://www.dragonmining.com

Principal Place of Business in Hong Kong

22nd Floor
Allied Kajima Building
138 Gloucester Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Sector

Gold mining operations and gold mining exploration

Financial Year End: 31 December

HKEX Stock Code: 1712

Listing Date: 5th November 2018

Executive Director

Mr. Brett Robert Smith
(Chief Executive Officer)

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Arthur George Dew (Chairman)
Ms. Lam Lai

Alternate Director

Mr. Wong Tai Chun Mark (Acting as the Alternate Director to Mr. Arthur George Dew)

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Carlisle Caldow Procter
Mr. Pak Wai Keung Martin
Mr. Poon Yan Wai

Joint Company Secretary (AUS)

Mr Hai-Young Lu

Joint Company Secretary (HK)

Ms. Lau Tung Ni

Bankers

National Australia Bank
Nordea Bank

Auditor

Ernst & Young, Perth

Recognised Public Interest Entity Auditor

Legal Advisers

P. C. Woo & Co. (as to Hong Kong law)
Addisons (as to Australian law)
Tomi Rinne (as to Finnish law)
Foyen Advokatfirma (as to Swedish law)

Hong Kong Share Registrar

Computershare HK Investor Services Limited
Shops 1712-1716, 17th Floor,
Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Australian Principal Share Registrar

Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited
Yarra Falls, 452 Johnston Street
Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria 3067, Australia

Corporate Governance Disclosure

The Board and management are committed to corporate governance, and to the extent they are applicable to the Company, have adopted the third edition of the “Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations” established by the ASX Corporate Governance Council.

The following information is set out in this website in accordance with the ASX Principles and Recommendations:

  • Charter of Board & Senior Executive Functions
  • Code of Conduct
  • Continuous Disclosure Policy
  • Diversity Policy
  • Performance Evaluation Process
  • Procedure for Selection and Appointment of New Directors
  • Risk Management and Internal Control Policy
  • Securities Dealing Policy
  • Strategy to Promote Effective Communication with Shareholders
  • List of Directors and their Role and Function
  • Procedures for Shareholders to Propose a Person for Election as a Director
  • Terms of Reference of Audit and Risk Management Committee
  • Terms of Reference of Remuneration Committee
  • Terms of Reference of Nomination Committee
  • Shareholders’ Communication Policy
  • Board Diversity Policy