Board of Directors

Bruce McInnes

Executive Chairman

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) – University of New South Wales

Mr McInnes has been in the public and commercial accounting sectors for more than 40 years. He was a founding partner and is now the senior partner at accounting firm McInnes & Associates based in Leeton, New South Wales. Mr McInnes also owns a large agricultural business in Riverina, New South Wales. He had volunteered as the treasurer of Telstra Child Flight, a not-for-profit organisation that provided helicopter for sick and injured children in remote areas of New South Wales. He commenced as a director of the Company on 9 May 2013.

Shengqiang (Sean) Zhou

Deputy Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) University of Sydney Masters in Project Management University of Sydney

Mr Zhou has more than 13 years’ experience in project management, funds management and investment banking with a focus on infrastructure investment in the Asia Pacific Region. 

During Mr Zhou’s time as Head of the China team of Inbound Investment at CPG Capital Partners Ltd, a Singapore based investment bank, he was responsible for raising  more than US$500 million in funding.

Prior to CPG, Mr Zhou was General Manager Australia for Shanghai General Metal Structural Engineering Limited.

Mr Zhou commenced as a director of the Company on 15 August 2014.

Zhenzhu (Carol) Zhang

Non-Executive Director

PhD in Management, Science and Engineering –Tianjin University, China

Dr Zhang has a PhD in Management. Prior to moving to Australia, she was an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology of Tianjin, teaching logistics management from 2006 to 2015. 

Dr Zhang commenced as a director of the Company on 25 August 2015. 

Yan Chao (Hunter) Guo

Non-Executive Director

Mr Guo has more than 25 years’ experience in global commodity research and trade as well as gold futures analysis and investment.  

He is a senior executive of a significant commodities trading house with annual turnover in excess of US$2 billion.

Mr Guo became a strategic investor in Vango Mining in 2017, and commenced as a director of the Company on 6 January 2020.

The Hon Craig Wallace

Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University

The Honourable Mr Craig Wallace is an accomplished international commercial negotiator and communicator with extensive senior executive and Board experience. He served as the Deputy Chairman of TerraCom Resources (ASX: TER) between 2012 and 2020.

Mr Wallace was the member for Thuringowa in the Queensland State Parliament from 7 February 2004 to 24 March 2012. His appointment as a Non-Executive Director continues our focus on adding new skills to the Board, to the best position for Vango Mining to achieve its corporate objectives.