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.

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).

Paul Marinko
LLB (Hons)
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Paul Marinko was appointed as Perilya's General Counsel in April of 2007 and Company Secretary on 25 November 2008.  Paul is a barrister and solicitor and was admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal and High Courts of Australia in 1993. 

Paul has over 20 years of legal, corporate and commercial experience with a particular focus on corporate M & A activity.  Paul has also previously served as company secretary for an Australian publicly listed entity.


Minzhi Han
BA Business Administration
Executive Director and General Manager, Metals Marketing

Minzhi Han was appointed Non-Executive Director of Perilya on 5 February following approval at the Perilya EGM and subsequently appointed as General Manager, Metals Marketing in July 2011.  Minzhi is a senior commercial executive with over 26 years of experience in trading base metals and base metal concentrates.  Before joining Perilya, he was the General Manager of the commercial department of Zhongjin Lingnan with responsibility for marketing and trading primarily lead and zinc metals and concentrates.  He was also responsible for hedging and derivative trading at Zhongjin Lingnan.

Minzhi joined the Zhongjin Lingnan group in 1987 and worked initially with the China National Nonferrous Metal Imp and Exp Corp. Shenzhen Branch.  In 1996 he was appointed the Vice General Manager of Shum Yip Nonfemet Hong Kong Ltd and is currently a director of Shum Yip Nonfemet Hong Kong Ltd.


Bruce Byrne

BEng (Mechanical Engineering)
General Manager Broken Hill Operations


Bruce Byrne was appointed as Deputy General Manager of the Company’s Broken Hill Operations in 2008 having more than 25 years’ experience in senior roles within the mining industry.  Since commencing his career, Bruce has worked in technical and operational management roles in Engineering, Metallurgy and Mining functions.  He has continued to work at the Broken Hill mine through various changes of ownership and commenced employment with Perilya in 2002.has a wealth of local mining knowledge and experience, a highly developed operational skill set and is a well-regarded mining executive and a long standing employee of the Company.


Bruce was appointed General Manager of Broken Hill Operations and Executive Director of Perilya Broken Hill Limited on 1 October 2014.


Martin Jones
B.AppSc (Geology), MAusIMM, MAIG
Chief Geologist

Martin Jones has extensive local and global experience in mineral exploration and resource development, over 27 years, with a focus on base and precious metals.   Martin is responsible for Perilya's Australian geology and exploration activities and provides technical support for Perilya's exploration business development.

Prior to joining Perilya in 2007, Martin spent 13 years working for the Normandy/Newmont group in Senior geological management positions of which 10 years was spent in South East Asia.

Martin worked in the world class Martabe Gold Project in Indonesia during the early stages of discovery and managed Martabe's site activities through the resource definition and feasibility stages for Newmont until it was sold in 2006.  As District Exploration Manager, Martin then managed Newmont's remote Tanami exploration effort. 



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

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.