Working with us via the Ariba network

PanAust Limited and its subsidiaries – including Phu Bia Mining Limited (PBM) – have transitioned to SAP Ariba® (Ariba), a cloud-based platform that facilitates supplier registration, record management, procurement and contract management and supplier performance.

Phu Bia Mining Logistics barge operation

For our suppliers, registering on the Ariba network means you will be able to:

  • submit quotations and proposals online via your Ariba profile

  • access Ariba’s whole network of buyers

  • update your details any time.

If you would like to respond to a request for quotation or proposal advertised on Ariba, you will need to create an Ariba account (if you don’t already have one).

How to join Ariba and PanAust’s Ariba realm

If you are a current PanAust or PBM supplier you may receive an email notification from Ariba containing a link from which they will be able to join Ariba (suppliers not already registered with the platform) or PanAust’s Ariba realm (supplier who are already registered with the platform).

Once you have joined PanAust’s Ariba realm, you will be able to participate in PanAust’s requests for a quotation or proposal if you are invited to do so. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to join Ariba?

Suppliers must be registered on Ariba and be part of the PanAust Ariba realm to respond to requests for a quotation or proposal issued to you by PanAust.

Does it cost anything to join Ariba?

There are no fees associated with registering as a supplier on the Ariba network. There are also no fees for PanAust suppliers responding to an invitation to participate in a request for quotation or proposal issued by PanAust.

You may however incur fees by transacting with customers other than PanAust on the Ariba network.

Where will Ariba store the information I have provided?

The information is stored on Ariba’s cloud network. Note Ariba collects only the information needed to transact with you.

How will using Ariba change the way I work with PanAust?

Your quote or proposal will be submitted to PanAust through Ariba and subsequent communications relating to the quote or proposal will come from Ariba. See the 'Supplier support' page on Ariba's website for further information about the platform and how to register.

Quick reference guides for suppliers

Mr Lei Feng

Non Executive Director

Mr Lei Feng has over 20 years of financial management experience in various sectors including printing, packaging, shipbuilding, grain trading, mining and finance.

Mr Feng began his career in 2004 as a Financial Accountant at C & C Joint Printing Co., (Guangdong) Ltd., after completing a Masters of Business Administration degree between 2002 and 2004 at Sun Yat-Sen University.

After five years, in 2009, Mr Feng was appointed as Financial and Executive Manager at Heshan Innopak Co., Ltd. Since 2013, Mr Feng has held senior financial positions with various Guangdong state-owned companies regulated under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

In 2013, Mr Feng took up a new appointment as Financial Controller, at Guangxin Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry Co., Ltd and was appointed in 2016, as the Financial Controller with Donlink Group Co., Ltd.

In 2018, Mr Feng joined Guangdong Rising Holdings Group Co. Ltd., (GRHG) as the Deputy General Manager of the Finance Department and later in 2020 he was appointed as General Manager of Finance. In early 2022, Mr Feng took on his current position of General Manager of Guangdong Rising Investment Development Co., Ltd, with GRHG.

Mr Feng became a Non-executive Director of the PanAust Limited Board of Directors on 10 May 2022.

Mr Daling Zheng

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
MCom, MBA, PGDip

Mr Daling Zheng is PanAust Limited’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He has 20 years of experience in asset management and investment in China and internationally and holds a Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of Queensland, an MBA from Murdoch University, and a postgraduate diploma from the Queensland University of Technology.

Prior to joining PanAust Limited, Daling worked for Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonferrous Metal Co. where he was involved in mergers, acquisitions, and the asset management of international mines.

Daling’s previous experience includes as an investment approval officer in the Investment Management Committee of the China Ping An Group where he was responsible for the acquisition of global-listed companies and commercial banks, underwriting, investing in corporate bonds, and participating in Moody and Standard & Poor’s credit rating on Ping An Group. He has also been responsible for corporate banking at the China Minsheng Bank, and was an analyst in the energy and nonferrous metal industry at CITIC Futures.

Daling was appointed an Executive Director of PanAust Limited on 27 August 2018, Chief Financial Officer on 15 January 2019 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 23 July 2020. In 2022 Daling was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of PanAust Limited.

Mr Shu Yao


Mr Shu Yao is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ of experience in mining operations and management.

Mr Yao joined Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet’s (Nonfemet) Fankou Mine – one of the largest lead and zinc producing mines in Asia – in 1989 as a Mining Technician. He would later serve as the Mining Manager, General Manager of the Mining Department, and Assistant General Manager during his 26 year tenure with the Mine.

In 2015, Mr Yao transitioned to work directly for Nonfemet as the Assistant President; General Manager of the Mineral Resource Department. While with the Company, Mr Yao would go on to hold the roles of Deputy President and Director, and Executive Deputy President and Director.

In 2020, Mr Yao transitioned to his current role of Chairman of Guangdong Rising Investment Development Co. Ltd; a first tier subsidiary of Guangdong Rising Holdings Group Co. Ltd.

Mr Yao became the Chairman of PanAust Limited on 11 May 2021.