Board and Management

Simon Youds

Mr Youds is an experienced mining senior executive, with considerable exploration, development and operational experience in Africa, Asia and Australia. Mr Youds is the former CEO of Afrian Iron, an iron ore explorer in the Republic of Congo, where he facilitated a A$388 million deal for its purchase by Exxaro Resources. Mr Youds has the proven ability to manage the development of African gold mining projects from exploration to production, with various operating and development roles at the Bibiani Gold Mine in Ghana and the Bulyanhulu and North Mara Gold Mines in Tanzania. Mr Youds is currently the Chief Executive Officer of ASX -listed public company Vector Resources Limited (ASX: VEC).

Jess Oram
Bsc, AIG member

Mr Jess Oram was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Caldron Energy Limited effective 1 January 2018. Previously, Mr Oram served the Company as Exploration Manager (from April 2014). Mr Oram has over 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration in a wide variety of geological terrains and resource commodities with an accomplished track record in establishing and leading the exploration function of several companies. In uranium, Mr Oram was Chief Exploration Geologist for Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd where he was involved in mining feasibility studies of the Four Mine Uranium deposits and ‘team leader’ of a group of geoscientists involved in the discovery of the Pepegoona Uranium, Pannikan Uranium and Pannikan West Uranium deposits. Mr Oram is Chairman of ASX public company Force Commodities Limited (ASX: 4CE). Mr Oram has a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geology major from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

Qiu Derong

Mr Qiu is a highly experienced industrialist with more than 26 years’ experience in the architecture, construction and real estate industries in China as well as over 18 years of experience in the management of enterprises and projects throughout the country. Mr Qiu has a MBA obtained from the Oxford Commercial College, a joint program operated by Oxford University in China.

Judy Li

Ms Li has over 9 years of extensive international trading experience in

hazardous chemical products. She has also been involved in international design works for global corporates and government clients while working for Surbana that has been jointly held by two giant Singapore companies—CapitaLand and Temasek Holdings. Throughout her career, Judy has contributed to building tighter relationship between corporates and governments. Judy earned her masters degree in art with Honors Architecture from University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.

Chenchong Zhou

Mr Zhou is an experienced financial analyst in the materials and energy sector. In his career, Mr Zhou covers an extensive list of junior to mature mining companies and has developed a good understanding of industry financing. Mr Zhou received his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Wharton Business School in 2013.

Michael Fry

Mr Michael Fry is an experienced public company manager and currently provides company secretarial services to a number of public companies including Globe Metals & Mining Limited (ASX: GBE), VDM Group Limited (ASX: VMG) and Winmar Resources Limited (ASX: WFE).