Xanadu’s directors are committed to upholding strong standards of corporate governance and social responsibility and creating value for shareholders.
Executive Chairman and Managing Director
B.Sc (Hons) FAusIMM (CP) GAICD
Mr Moorhead is an experienced industry executive with a demonstrated track record of over three decades building value in mining companies through innovation, discovery, project development and safe, efficient operations. Colin has extensive experience in development and financing significant mining projects internationally. He also has experience with global mining operations as well as experience in successful mergers & acquisitions.
A geologist by training, Colin is known for strong leadership, strategy and execution that saw him rise through the ranks from a graduate with BHP in 1987 to an executive level manager responsible for global exploration and resource development at Newcrest Mining from 2008 to 2015, a period of significant growth for the company. Colin has significant relevant experience as CEO of emerging Indonesian listed producer PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk, where he built and led the team that constructed and commissioned the highly successful Tujuh Bukit Gold Mine. Colin is a Fellow, Chartered Professional and Immediate Past President of AUSIMM, a graduate of AICD and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program (AMP).
Executive Director & Country Manager
Ganbayar is a co-founder of Xanadu and has been a Director since 2006. He is the joint venture partner in Mongol Metals LLC and brings a vital Mongolian perspective to the Board of Directors. He works closely with the Managing Director in corporate development and managing the day-to-day operations in Mongolia. Ganbayar is a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Michele is a Partner with HopgoodGanim Lawyers in Brisbane. He has practised exclusively in corporate law for the duration of his legal career and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, including the negotiation of significant commercial contracts and agreements. His key areas of practice include Corporate Advisory and Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Resources and Energy. Michele is also currently a Non-Executive Director with ASX-Listed Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS) and a Non-Executive Director with ASX/TSX listed Cardinal Resources Limited (ASX/TSX: CDV). Formerly, Michele was also Non-Executive Director of Orbis Gold Limited from the time of its ASX listing, through the discovery of its flagship Natougou project and ultimately to the sale of the company to TSX-Listed SEMAFO Inc. (TSX: SMF) in 2015. Michele is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration, and Audit and Risk committees.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Tony is an experienced international natural resources executive and company director. He is currently the Chair of ASX listed Peak Resources Ltd and Cellnet Group Ltd, a Trustee of the Royal Botanical Gardens & Domain Trust and a Non-Executive Director of Communicare Inc. He was formerly a Commissioner at the Independent Planning Commission, and previously a group executive at TSX/HKEx listed SouthGobi Resources, based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the company’s corporate and strategic initiatives. Tony also has over 15 year’s commercial and investment banking experience, covering the Asia Pacific natural resources industry, most recently as a Managing Director at HSBC.
Mr. Shaoyang Shen
Mr. Shaoyang Shen is the Deputy President for Corporate Development & Overseas Operations of Zijin Mining Group. He has more than a dozen years of operations management and investment(M&A) experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Zijin in 2014, he held senior executive positions with Silvercorp Metals Inc., including as COO of the company and Vice President for China Operations. He also served as a board member of Pretium Resources Inc. from 2015 to 2018, and as a Managing Director of Barrick New Niugini Limited from 2015 to 2019.
Mr. Shen graduated from Xiamen University with a bachelor’s degree in economy. He obtained an MBA from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Management & Professional Accounting (MMPA) from the University of Toronto.