PanAust releases its 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report

PanAust releases its 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report

PanAust is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report. The Report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, including the Mining and Metals Supplement.

In a year that was dominated by COVID-19, the Company’s performance against a backdrop of unprecedented uncertainty was inspirational. PanAust MD and CEO, Dr Qun Yang said that the Company has its people to thank for this.

“Our multicultural workforce, bolstered by the unwavering support from our shareholder, Guangdong Rising Holding Group Co. Limited (GRHG) safeguarded our operations, protected our people and our communities, and carried us through the challenges the year presented. And it is our multicultural workforce and their dedication and talents that will continue to support our Company through the pandemic.

“The 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report pays homage to the extraordinary efforts of our people during 2020. I am beyond proud to release this publication and dedicate it to the entire PanAust Group workforce,” Dr Yang said.

PanAust’s 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report is the Company’s fourteenth instalment of its annual consolidated reporting on its sustainability performance. It provides a comprehensive and balanced overview of PanAust’s performance during the 2020 calendar year. The Report is structured around six core business elements: governance, economic performance, social performance, environmental performance, health and safety performance, and employees.

PanAust’s 2020 Business Review and Sustainability Report and the GRI Index are on the Annual Publications page,

Mr Lei Feng

Non Executive Director
MBA, FCCA

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

Chairman
BEng, MBA

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.