The Board
Mr. Frank Lewis, Age 69

Independent Non-Executive Chairman             Go to the Web Page  

Mr. Frank Lewis has over 25 years of listed and private company boardroom experience, having served as a Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director for a number of international publicly-quoted companies with interests across Europe, the Far-East, Middle East and Africa with a particular focus on distribution, manufacturing, technology and natural resources.

Mr. Lewis is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AIM listed Active Energy Group Plc. an international supplier of industrial wood chip and timber and Biomass for energy fuel products and, an Non-Executive Directors of Asia Ceramics Holdings Plc., a China based exporter and distributer of ceramic products and a Non-Executive Director of China Africa Resources Plc., a AIM Listed Zinc mining development and exploration company focussed on Namibia.

Mr. Lewis also sits on the Board as Chairman  and Non-Executive Director of private companies including Community Solar UK Limited and Durham Infrastructure 5 Limited.

Mr. Lewis qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa in 1973 and became a FCA in the UK in 1995. Mr. Lewis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and serves as a committee member for its special interest group for Non Executive Directors. Mr. Lewis is also a Former member of the AIM Advisory Council, which advises the London Stock Exchange on all matters relating to the AIM market.

Mr. Rob Rhodes Age 53
Mr. Rob Rhodes, Age 56

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Rhodes has worked within the quarrying/mining and construction industry in Australia for the past 29 years.

Mr. Rhodes is the General Manager of Transmin Pty Ltd, a privately owned West Australian manufacturer and international supplier of mining and materials handling equipment. He has been in this role since January 2013. Prior to his current appointment Mr. Rhodes held senior management roles with BIS Industries and global professional services consultancy Coffey International Limited (ASX:COF). Mr Rhodes has worked with many of the major national and global mining and construction companies that operate in Australia. For the 5 year period from 2006 - 2011 Mr. Rhodes was the Regional General Manager for Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd.

After graduating from Curtin University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree, Mr. Rhodes spent six years working as an agriculture research scientist and in 1985 joined Boral Quarries which was the beginning of his career in the quarrying/mining and construction industry. Within this industry he has held roles responsible for marketing, contracts, operations, human resources, regional and general management.

Mr. Rhodes is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Quarrying and a member of the West Australian Mining Club. Mr. Rhodes provides CIC Mining Resources Ltd. with advice and guidance with regards to developing international mining operations and sits on the Company's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Terrence Arthur Larkan, Age 54

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Larkan has extensive experience working within and consulting to the mining industry over the past 31 years. Mr. Larkan’s expertise is in finance and accounting functions as well as the operational support areas of IT, HR and supply chain augmented with extensive experience in corporate and project governance.

Mr. Larkan has worked in Africa, Europe, North and South America, Australia and South East Asia.

Mr. Larkan having worked in the compliance functions of major corporates and on IPO and M&A projects, successfully managing relationships with professional services providers on many aspects of these processes, Mr Larkan has gained considerable experience of the regulatory and corporate governance requirements for publicly listed companies in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

Mr. Larkan’s recent career partnership with Ernst & Young (Australia) and VP responsible for compliance, audit, security and risk management at Barrick Gold Corporation and most recently as CFO for AIM listed Bellzone Mining plc.

Mr. Larkan holds a BCompt. and an MBA, is a FCPA (Aust.) as well as being a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, and the Governance Institute of Australia.
Mr. Hongguang (Kevin) Li Age 50
Mr. Hongguang Li (Kevin), Age 49

Independent Non-Executive Director (PRC Legal)

Mr. Li is an Attorney at Law in PR China, having graduated from the Northwestern Polytechnic University in 1989 and from the China University of Political Science and Law in 1991.Mr. Li from 1991 to 1998 acted for the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources, China.

In 1993, Mr. Li, in the capacity of visiting scholar, conducted comparison research on Western mining law at the Law School of Boston University, USA. in 1996.

Mr. Li was instrumental in drafting the new Mineral Law of PR China. Since August 1998, Mr. Li is a Director for Headman Consultants and has been providing legal consulting to many international mining companies and active in all facets of mineral development in China.

Mr. Li provides guidance on mining issues and mining industry relationships within China and sits on CIC's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Mr. Philip G. Porter, Age 49

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Porter based in London and has over 25 years experience in the financial service sector.  During this time he has established and managed companies, advising on their growth strategy and corporate governance, through the growth stage to divestment.

Mr. Porter has advised clients of their options the share structuring of companies for purchase and disposal using trade sales and the capital markets.  Mr. Porters experience extends to the property, media, leisure and energy sectors.   He is a director of IPO Capital Ltd, Newport Capital LLP, and Tier 1 Invest Ltd and a principal of Newport Tax Management LLP. Mr. Porter is actively involved in the management of these companies to help grow and maximise their full potential.

Mr. Porter currently holds CF4 controlled function from the FCA as a Partner of Dante Partners LLP. Mr. Porter graduated from Brighton University with an honours degree in Civil Engineering.

The Officers

 

Mr. Terrence Arthur Larkan, CFO

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Mr. Zhaohong Ye (Norman), Age 34, COO

Mr. Ye is responsible for the day-to-day operations and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to effect the Companies strategy.

Mr. Ye joined  CIC Fund in 2004 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Mr. Ye was initially assigned to the Libar Gold Mine located in Gansu, China as a technical translator and later a technical officer. As Technical Officer Mr. Ye supported international technical advisors in the production of technical reports, on site drilling and mine modeling (Micromine).  Mr. Ye later moved to the head office in Beijing, to manage the technical aspects of the Company's mineral and energy interests. In November 2009 Mr. Ye was appointed to aid the Company's Board in the management of all technical aspects of CIC Funds mineral and energy projects. Mr. Ye was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of CIC Fund in December 2012. In 2014 Mr. Ye became Chief Operating officer for CICC following the Restructuring.

Mr. Ye in the past six years has been a key executive aiding the public listing of CIC Fund associated companies on a number of designated stock exchanges. Mr. Ye is also Chief Operating Officer of CIC Gold Group Limited listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Board.