Directors and Management

Mr. Marshall Cooper
Executive Chairman
 
Mr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience operating in Asia and Australia. He has been a Director of Lippo Group since 1998 and has held various executive roles in their Mining, Media and Telecommunications divisions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of various business groups from the TV and internet services division, Chief Executive of Globe Media, and Director of Asia Now Resources Corp listed on TSX Venture Exchange.
 
Mr. Cooper is currently the Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lippo Energy, which is involved in developing a global minerals and mining portfolio within the Lippo Group, currently focusing on copper, iron ore, coal and gold. His primary role involves guiding the development of the business unit and he is directly involved in project acquisitions, management of exploration programs, project development, corporate M&A and arranging project funding.  He has not held any other listed directorships over the past three years.
 
Mr. Erdene Tsengelbayar
Managing Director
 
Mr. Erdene acts as Chief Executive Officer for the Company and has more than 20 years’ experience in mineral economics and consulting, mineral asset assessment, mineral project finance and M&A advisory for both the public and private sector in Mongolia. Mr. Erdene has extensive operational, management and project acquisition expertise and has previously acted in an advisory role for the Company and assisted in the acquisition of a number of the Company’s current projects. He has an extensive network in the mining and resources sector having worked with both the Mineral Resource Authority of Mongolia and the former Ministry of Industry and Trade.
 
Mr. Erdene joined Haranga Resources from the Mongolian investment bank MICC where he was a Senior Vice President and latterly Managing Director, Metals and Mining. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mineral Economics from Michigan Tech University in the USA and a degree in mining engineering and economics from Sankt-Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia. He is a Mongolian national and is based in Ulaanbaatar.  He has not held any other listed directorships over the past three years.
 
Mr. Matthew Wood
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. Wood has over 20 years’ experience in the resource sector with both major and junior resource companies and has extensive experience in the technical and economic evaluation of resource projects throughout the world. Mr. Wood’s expertise is in project identification, negotiation, acquisition and corporate development. Mr. Wood has an honours degree in geology from the University of New South Wales and a graduate certificate in mineral economics from the Western Australian School of Mines. 
 
Mr. Wood is currently a director of Antares Mining Limited (appointed 29 May 2009), The Carajas Copper Company Limited (appointed 12 June 2009), Wolf Petroleum Limited (appointed 24 April 2012), Black Star Petroleum Limited (appointed 28 February 2013), Harvest Minerals Limited (appointed 1 April 2014) and Castillo Copper Limited (appointed 1 April 2014). Mr Wood was a director of Signature Metals Limited (appointed 19 February 2007, resigned 13 February 2012), Lindian Resources Limited (appointed 5 May 2011, resigned 3 October 2014) and Avanco Resources Limited (appointed 4 July 2007, resigned 22 September 2014).  He has not held any other listed directorships over the past three years.
 
Mr. Brian McMaster
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. McMaster is a Chartered Accountant, and has over 20 years’ experience in the area of corporate reconstruction and turnaround/performance improvement. Formerly, Mr. McMaster was a partner of the restructuring firm Korda Mentha and prior to that was a partner at Ernst & Young. His experience includes significant working periods in the United States, South America, Asia and India.
 
Mr. McMaster is currently a director of Antares Mining Limited (appointed 2 December 2011), Wolf Petroleum Limited (appointed 24 April 2012), Black Star Petroleum Limited (appointed 9 August 2012), Castillo Copper Limited (appointed 31 August 2013), Paradigm Metals Limited (14 September 2012), The Carajas Copper Company Limited (appointed 27 August 2014) and Harvest Minerals Limited (appointed 1 April 2014). Mr. McMaster was previously a director of Lindian Resources Limited (appointed 20 June 2011, resigned 16 September 2014), The Waterberg Coal Company Limited (appointed 12 April 2012, resigned 17 March 2014) and Firestone Energy Limited (appointed 14 June 2013, resigned  18 March 2014)  He has not held any other listed directorships in the past three years. Mr. McMaster is also a director in venture capital and advisory firm Garrison Capital Pty Limited.
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir Sukhbaatar
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir is a successful businessman and entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in international commerce, public relations, trade policy, and infrastructure building in Mongolia. Mr. Bat-Ochir began his career with the Ulaanbaatar City Authority, ultimately employed as senior engineer-economist.  In 1992 he co-founded one of the first private companies in Mongolia focusing on the trade and distribution of imported petroleum and petroleum products in Mongolia through the Global Line Company LLC network of petrol stations and wholesale dealers. In 2009, he and his partners established Geotrass LLC which is engaged in road, bridge and dam construction, fibre optic communications installation and mining logistics.
 
Mr. Bat-Ochir graduated from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University in Russia and obtained an MBA from the City University of Seattle in the USA.  Mr. Bat-Ochiris a native of Mongolia and fluent in Russian and English.  He has not held any other listed directorships over the past three years.
 
Mr. Michael Riady
Non-Executive Director
 
Mr. Riady joined the Lippo Group, a multi-billion plus Pan Asia Pacific diversified conglomerate, in 2004. Mr. Riady serves in various positions within the Lippo organisation, primarily real estate in the United States of America and Indonesia.
 
Mr. Riady is a former CEO of Lippo Malls, Indonesia's largest owner and former CEO of The St. Moritz, an 11 million square feet US$1.2 billion mixed-use development in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Currently, Mr. Riady remains a non-executive advisor to Lippo Malls Indonesia.  Mr. Riady is also the CEO of Lippo Energy, which has direct interests in a copper and gold mine operation in Utah, USA and Iron Ore in Mongolia.  Mr. Riady is also a non-executive Chief Advisor to OUE for US Real Estate.  Mr. Riady is also the CEO of Blacksteel Group, an Indonesian malls focused development company.
 
Mr. Riady graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), followed by an Executive MBA dual degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore (NUS).
 
Mr. Jack James
Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary
 
Jack James has a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Chartered Accountant.  Mr James provides accounting, secretarial and advisory advice to private and public companies, government and other stakeholders. Mr James has over fifteen years’ experience in chartered accounting specialising in corporate advisory and reconstruction. Most recently, he held senior roles in Ernst & Young and KordaMentha.