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 currently the Chairman of Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Company Limited (Zhongjin Lingnan) and has held previous positions of President, Executive Director and Vice President of Zhongjin Lingnan.

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 was previously Chairman of Zhongjin Lingnan Mining (HK) Company Limited and 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.

Mr YU Gang was previously appointed a Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Perilya Limited on 13 August 2015 until 9 May 2018.

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

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.

Eric Zeng
MA Accounting and Finance, FCCA
General Manager Finance and Commercial

Executive Director

Eric Zeng was appointed as Perilya's General Manager Finance and Commercial in July of 2016 and Executive Director of Perilya on 9th May 2018.  Eric is a fellow charted certified accountant and he started his career in assurance with one of the big 4 firms, which offered him a diverse career working with a wide range of businesses and industries.

Prior to joining Perilya in 2013, Eric was the deputy general manager of securities department of Zhongjin Lingnan, with duties including regulatory compliance with Shenzhen Stock Exchange listing rules and active communication with CSRC.  He also had exposure on Singapore listing rules when he worked for a Singapore Exchange listed company as an acting deputy CFO.

Eric has around 20 years of audit, accounting, financing, stock exchange corporate governance, and commercial experience.