board of directors

Mr YU Gang
Non-Executive Chairman
BSc (Metallurgical Engineering)
Fellow Engineer (professor equivalent).

Mr YU Gang brings a wealth of metallurgical and mining experience and skills to the Board especially in the areas of the study, development, construction and management of new and large projects.  Mr YU Gang is President and Executive Director of Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Company Limited, a position he has held since June 2015 after being the Vice Executive President of the Company since June 2014.

Prior to joining Zhongjin Lingnan, Mr Yu was the General Manager of China Changsha Engineering & Research Institute Ltd of Nonferrous Metallurgy, which is one of the top two large comprehensive research, design and engineering institutions in China nonferrous metals industry.  Mr Yu had worked for this research institute since 1987 and was awarded a number of National prizes on metallurgical research and development programs in recent years.  He led many scientific researches, technical renovations for Chinese large scale smelters and mines and implemented many new projects and plant constructions.

Mr YU Gang is a Non-Executive Director of PanAust Limited, a copper and gold producer in Laos with pre-development opportunities in Laos, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Chile.  He is also Chairman of Zhongjin Lingnan Mining (HK) Company Limited.

Mr YU Gang was appointed a Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Perilya Limited on 13 August 2015.

Paul Arndt
BSc, MSc, Grad Dip Engineering
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Paul Arndt was appointed as Executive General Manager of Operations and Development in February 2008 and subsequently appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Perilya on 25 November 2008 following approval at the Perilya AGM.

Skills, experience and expertise:

Paul Arndt was initially appointed as Executive General Manager Operations to oversee performance improvements at the Broken Hill Operation.  During Paul's time with Perilya he has been instrumental in delivering almost a doubling in productivity as well as significant reductions in direct operating costs at the Broken Hill Operation.  

Paul brings a range of skills and qualities well suited to the role, including a steadfast and disciplined approach to addressing key business drivers. Paul brings a wealth of mining experience and skills in the areas of strategy, commercialisation, people and project management.

Former roles include senior general management positions with Newcrest Mining Limited at their Telfer operation in Western Australia, Pasminco Limited's Cockle Creek smelter in Boolaroo (NSW), and MIM Holdings Limited's Britannia zinc and lead operation in Avonmouth (UK).

Perilya Board committee membership and special responsibilities: 

Managing Director
Member of the Contract Committee

Other current directorships: Nil

Former directorships over the past three years: Nil

Mr YAO Shu
Non-Executive Director
Fellow Engineer (professional equivalent) 

Mr. YAO Shu supplements the Board with enriched experience in mining, metallurgy and modern mine management, especially in scientific research and development and technology renovation.

In March 2016, Mr. YAO Shu was appointed Vice President of Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Company Limited (Zhongjin Lingnan) and the General Manager of the Mine and Resource Division of Zhongjin Lingnan. Prior to his March 2016 appointment Mr YAO was the Assistant President of Zhongjin Lingnan.

Mr. YAO Shu started his career in July 1989 as a mining technician in one of Asia’s biggest Zinc and Lead Mine, Fankou Mine.  With a total of 26 years’ experience at Fankou Mine, he served successively as ventilation technician, underground supervisor, workshop superintendent, Vice General Manager and General Manager of Fankou Mine.

During Mr. YAO Shu’s tenure as the General Manager of Fankou Mine, several State and provincial level prizes were awarded to the mine and he himself was also awarded a series of provincial or above level Science and Technology Progress Prizes for his achievements on scientific research and technology renovation projects in mining, ore processing and mine site HSE management.

Mr YAO Shu was appointed a Director of Perilya Limited on 9 November 2015. 

Han Minzhi
BA Business Administration
Executive Director

Mr Minzhi Han

Minzhi Han was appointed Non-Executive Director of Perilya on 5 February 2009 following approval at the Perilya EGM and subsequently appointed as General Manager, Metals Marketing on 7 July 2011. Mr Han used to be the General Manager of the commercial department of Zhongjin Lingnan. He joined Zhonjin Lingnan in 1987. From 1987 to 1996, Mr Han worked for China National Nonferrous Metal Imp & Exp Corp. Shenzhen Branch and then up to 2002, he was appointed to be Vice General Manager of Shum Yip Nonfemet Hong Kong Ltd.

Skills, experience and expertise:

Mr Han is a senior commercial executive in the base metal industry with over 25 years of experience in trading base metals and base metal concentrates, especially in zinc and lead. During Mr Han's time at Zhongjin Lingnan, he was also responsible for financial risk management.

Mr Han brings extensive commercial and financial risk management expertise to the Board.

Perilya Board committee membership and other special responsibilities: Nil

Other current directorships:

Shum Yip Nonfement Hong Kong Ltd

Former directorships over the past three years:

Nonfemet Commodities & Futures Agency Co.,Ltd.
Wuxuan Panlong Lead and Zinc Mining Co., Ltd.