Lucy Yan Chairman and Interim CEO (director since April 2013)
Ms. Yan has over 20 years of experience in the finance, investment, construction and mining fields. She was an accountant for a large Chinese corporation that was involved in numerous national scale projects within China where she was directly responsible for the corporation’s financial affairs, human resources and administrative work, as well as coordination of internal and external resources to facilitate the company’s operations. Ms. Yan has extensive expertise in the fields of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, building of management teams and corporate governance.
Committes: Corporate Governance and Nominating and Disclosure Policy
Joe Tai Director (director since April 2013)
Mr. Tai has over 18 years of experience in investment, finance, and the capital markets of Canada, the US, and Greater China. He has extensive expertise in facilitating cross-border transactions and strategic partnerships, building cross-cultural business relationships with Asian industrial groups and financial institutions. Joe serves as director for numerous North American publicly listed companies including several listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.
Committees: Audit , Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominating and Discolosure Policy, Safety, Health, Sustainable Development and Technical
David de Jongh Weill Lead Independent Director (director since June 2010)
Mr. Weill started his professional career with Salomon Brothers in 1983 in derivative products sales and trading. He subsequently became active in proprietary trading for Salomon Brothers in International Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange. Mr. Weill left Salomon in 1989 to develop an international proprietary trading activity with Greenwich Capital Markets.
Thereafter, in 1992, Mr. Weill developed his own fund management activity with funds under management growing to over US$1.2 billion. From 1998, he has focused on private equity investment, predominantly in natural resource and media and technology companies. Mr. Weill has acquired considerable experience in proprietary trading in international financial markets, investment management, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Weill is also a founder and partner of Chiliogon Partners LLP, a London based corporate finance advisory and investment management firm.
Mr. Weill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude in International Business from the University of Georgia, a Masters of Business Administration from the London Business School, a Masters in Law and Accounting from The London School of Economics and a Masters in Decision Sciences from The London School of Economics. Mr. Weill was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Committees: Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating and Disclosure Policy