Board of Directors

Wanghong Yang
Executive Chairman

Mr Yang was an executive director and interim CEO of the Company from July 2013 to December 2017. Following his retirement from Focus, Mr Yang was appointed Vice President Business Development Unit of Shandong Gold Co., Ltd.

Mr Yang has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Renmin University of China and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: Nil

Lingquan Kong
Executive Director

Qualifications: MEng (Mining Engineering)

Mr Kong joined Focus in September 2019 as the company’s Principal Mining Engineer.  Prior to joining Focus, Mr Kong spent five years as a Director and General Manager at Vatukoula Gold Mines in Fiji, focusing on long term mine planning, production management, cost assessment and stakeholder relations.   During his time at Focus Minerals, he has been pivotal in managing the pre-feasibility studies for Coolgardie and Laverton, including mine planning and engineering.

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: 

  • Cardinal Resources (appointed 1st February 2021). Cardinal Resources was delisted from ASX on 8th February 2021

Gerry Fahey
Independent Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Geol, FAusIMM, MAIG

Mr Fahey is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience. He was Chief Geologist for Delta Gold between 1992-2002 where he gained extensive resource, mine development and feasibility study experience on projects including Kanowna Belle, Sunrise and Wallaby in Australia and Ngezi Platinum in Zimbabwe. Mr Fahey began his career as a Mine Geologist in the Irish base-metals industry on projects such as Tynagh, Avoca, and Tara Mines (Navan) owned by Noranda and later Outokumpu. On migrating to Australia in 1988, he gained further operational experience in Western Australia and the Northern Territory (Whim Creek and Dominion Mining), prior to joining Delta Gold. He formed FinOre Mining Consultants in 2005, which merged with CSA in 2006.

Mr Fahey is currently Principal Mine Geologist at CSA Global and formerly a Director of CSA Global and member of the Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC).

Directorships of other ASX listed companies:

  • Prospect Resources Limited (Non-Executive Director: appointed July 2013, ongoing)
  • Modun Resources Limited (Non-Executive Director: resigned January 2014)

Richard O’Shannassy
Independent Director

Qualifications: BLaw (Hons)

Mr O’Shannassy has more than 35 years of  experience as a commercial lawyer. He served on mining industry committees over a number of years is a member of Energy & Resources law Association. Mr O’Shannassy was general counsel and company secretary at Hardman Resource, a non-executive director of Avenira (formerly Minemakers) for 8 years. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from University of Western Australia.  Mr Oshannassy has established his own legal practice in 1992. 

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: Nil


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