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Christopher was educated at the University of Sydney and holds a range of experiences in business, including within the fashion and education sectors.
He brings a wealth of marketing and management experience to the AABC.
Florry has many years’ experience in community work for several Chinese associations in Sydney. She was involved in the organizing of Asian Business Excellence Awards.
1968 Secretarial diploma – Metropolitan Business College, Sydney, Australia.
She worked in Hong Kong for a big textile import/export company.
In 1980 she returned with her family to Sydney and later employed by Sydney Institute of Technology for 26 years in clerical and administration duties.
She helped her husband David Lung in doing charity work and church plantings. Now assisting in the production of Chinese Australian History Vol 1 and 2 publications.
With the COVID-19 Pandemic hovering the world, she is making fabric masks and distributed free in the church and local community to reduce disposable masks in the landfill.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Peter Wong is a 30+ year veteran in the financial services industry. Having worked in England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Australia, Peter is familiar with the different financial and business practices across Asia. Peter started his career in the accounting profession in 1984 and trained with two major international accounting firms – Deloitte and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He subsequently took up senior positions at several large corporations including Citibank, Hong Leong Group (Malaysia), Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Telecom and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Given his extensive experience, he is well equipped to advise clients on international business and investment. His expertise are in providing financial, taxation and investment advice to Australian and Asian enterprises wanting to invest or do business in the Asia-Pacific region. He advises clients on a wide range of services such as IPO listing, due diligence, corporate governance, business valuation, financial management, compliance and control, estate and retirement planning, and international tax.
In Australia, he has joined the board of directors of a few listed companies and has been actively advising these companies on tax, financial, compliance, investment and other business matters. Peter speaks English, Malay, Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese. He was the President of the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association from 2014 to 2016, the Committee Member of the Australia China Business Council from 2009 to 2014 and the current Public Officer of the Asian Australian Business Council. He has been a member of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce, the SME Association of Australia, Temasek Club and Chatswood Executive Business Lions Club.
John Hillam is a qualified geologist and has considerable expertise in mineral exploration from his previous involvements with magnetite deposits at and surrounding Razorback Ridge and gold projects in the Olary Province of SA. Mr Hillam holds a Bachelor Degree in Science and Honour Degree in Geology from the University of Adelaide in 1975 and Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice in 2008. His Honour’s thesis was based on field work undertaken at Broken Hill NSW which was funded by the Broken Hill Mine Managers Association and is very familiar with the Olary region and other areas in South Australia.
Mr Hillam held exploration positions with Newmont Mining at Telfer in WA in the pre and post mine construction phase in the mid 1970’s, worked with Getty Oil in Base Metal and Oil Exploration Projects in the Officer Basin of SA, an Oil Shale Project at Dalhousie Springs in SA, a Uranium Prospect at Yuendumu NT and numerous other projects in SA and NT. In the 1990s, he founded the CFM Group whose business was computer software publishing with close links to US market leaders. He was the managing director at the CFM group in Australia for almost 20 years.
Mr Hillam has 45 years of multi-disciplinary experiences in geology and international business management consisting of marketing, legal, accounting, finance and people management in Australia and more than 6 years in the US. His substantial expertise in the mining, computer and software industries brings a unique array of skills to the work of marrying new ground penetrating electro-magnetic resonance imaging to target geological strata with surveying technology to give the Company a rapid, expert appraisal of the mineral content of its ore bodies.
Mintech resources pty ltd
In 2008-09 Mr Hillam was the Geologist & Project Manager of Mintech Resources Pty Ltd. His work was responsible for the initiation and sale of Mintech’s premier resource Razorback Ridge Iron Project to Royal Resources for $30million with a second option agreement for its leases to the north and south of Razorback Ridge for another $10million.
In September 2009 after leaving Mintech Resources P/L upon the successfully completion of the Razorback Ridge sale, Mr Hillam founded Wentworth Metal Group (WMG). Mr Hillam is the CEO and a director at WMG whose aim is become a major iron-ore producing company whose main focus is in the Olary region of SA.
australian metals group ltd
In 2010 Mr Hillam was instrumental in founding Australian Metals Group Limited which holds approx. 4000 square kilometre of prospective IOCG tenements in the Woomera Defence Green Zone mainly in the area northeast of Tarcoola SA and nearby to the Indian Pacific Railway.
AMG purchased four leases from Dominion Gold NL one of which surrounds the Western Plain Resources Giffen Iron Project and contain considerable extensions of this resource. Currently AMG holds 471 million tonnes Inferred Mineral Resources (JORC) of magnetite iron ore which grades 32% iron in Bulgunnia Project which is next to Giffen Well.
Highlights of the Bulgunnia Project are:
PRMSE eXPLORATION technology
In 2010 -11 Mr Hillam was the first to use the PRMSE technology from Ukraine at a number of its projects in Australia which was able to remotely define several new Iron ore sites and ore bodies in the Olary region. These have the potential to contain 5 – 10 billion tonnes of magnetite. This information is held privately.
olary iron pty limited
In 2011 Mr Hillam founded Olary Iron Pty Limited (OIL) to facilitate a farm-in agreement with Polymetals Mining Limited and Exco Resources Limited where OIL has earned a 80% interest (potential to reach 100% interest). Olary Iron tenement boundary and target horizons are within 2 kms of the Indian Pacific Railway and as such are the closest Braemar Iron opportunity to the extensive railway infrastructure and port at Port Pirie.
Olary Iron is currently undertaking addition drilling program with the aim to prove that a resource of 1.5bt to a JORC standard with 15-45% Fe where the overall exploration target is 4.2- 6.5 Billion tonnes of 15-45% Fe.
Highlights of Olary Iron are:
Australian tailings group pty limited (Iron Ore)
In 2011 Mr Hillam founded Australian Tailings Group Pty Limited and has steered the company through its establishment phase of exploration and development under cooperation with Wentworth Metals Group (WMG).
Iron Ore Project
ATG has identified a 5 million tonne iron sand deposit which is capable of being inexpensively recovered as 65% Fe product in several large creek systems that exists within WMG leases.
ATG intended to commence its highly profitable iron sands mining opportunities in Olary Region of South Australia in 2015. Capital raising at this stage has been restricted to director’s funds and various seed investors in Australia who are assisting the Company to meet all the requirements of compliance to date and bringing it to the point of public listing however additional capital is currently required.
Highlights of ATG opportunity are:
Australian tailings group pty limited (Gold)
In 2015 Australian Tailing Group purchased 4 ML at Teetulpa Gold mine covering 26 hectares
In 2105 Teetulpa Metals Pty Ltd purchased 100% of the shares in Australian Mining Pty Ltd which owned 67% of Teetulpa Alluvial Joint Ventura (TAJV) Goldus Pty Pld owned 33.3% of the TAJV
In 2017 ATG purchase Ml 5470 the remaining ML at Teetulpa to consolidate 100% control of the Teetulpa project
In 2018 Mr Hillam acquired 100% of its TAJV partner Goldus Pty Ltd which is due to be completed in 2019
In 2019 and wholly owned Hillam Keneko (100% Hillam) purchase EL 5895 which is 160 sq kms exploration licence surrounding the 13 MLs at Teetulpa
Teetulpa is the group’s first operating mine with a project turnover of $50m-$80mpa
wentworth metal group and blackfire resources
WMG and Blackfire Resources have 4 other joint venture agreements covering other tenements in mid and far north of SA which have base metal and gold opportunities.
These leases were surrendered in 2017- 2018
wentworth metal group OIL SHALE acreage
Additionally WMG has vast OIL Share potential reserves in the Arckaringa Basin because of WMG 50% interest in Blackfire and Menzel which control two of the largest and strategically located PELA leases in the Arckaringa Basin (15% of the basin’s total area).
Highlight of the WMG-Blackfire PELA’s are;
Other Mining opportuniites
Mr Hillam additionally owns 100% of any potential royalty’s revenue Magnetite Mines Limited is obligated to pays to Goldus Pty Ltd from iron ore production associated with the 2010 Goldus sale of its former iron ore tenement and mineral leases to MML at that time.
In July 2011 Mr Hillam hosted Mr Wang Xueli President of Tianjin The leader Group, Co Ltd and its delegation to Australia and the Olary Province SA. Mr Wang Xueli and his SOE have a commitment to invest USD $10 Billion into an iron ore project in Liberia.
Also in 2011/12 Mr Hillam undertook an extensive marketing campaign throughout India to gage the appetite for iron ore projects in Australia and made extensive and valuable contacts with a number of large scale mining and industrial groups.
New opportunities 2019
Gold refining and minting business. This business is being set up in Sydney to initially produce 7kg/per day of bullion and 9999 gold coins.
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Multitasking Professional with over 35 years Executive experienced in not-for-profit organisations, business/financial/project management, strategic planning, business development, turnaround, trouble shooting, start-ups, contract/joint venture negotiation in US / Australia/ India/International arenas.
Publish the prestigious monthly /quarterly magazines Bhavan Australia since 2004 and Nonviolence News since 2013. These magazines are distributed free to the Ambassadors and Consuls General of all countries in Australia, Federal and State MPs, Various NGOs in Australia, India, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East and community leaders and VIPs.
Barbara Ward is a highly accomplished leader, she is the founder and CEO of Impact One a not for profit but for purpose in the trade and investment. She is a passionate Public Health advocate and her passion for good public policy like many others stems from her experience that a strong economy is the basis of a just society and she works tirelessly to that end.
She is the Immediate Past President Australia India Business Council NSW, Rotary Club of Sydney, former President of Fundraising Institute of Australia. She is the President of SHARE SMR Inc, Nutrition Australia NSW and Lupus Australia and sits on a number of Boards including NSW Govt Clinical Excellence Commission, Lifeline, Studio Artes, Royal Rehab and Australia Asia Business Council.
Her successful executive roles include MD of Anglican Retirement Villages Foundation, Sydney Adventist Hospital Foundation, CEO AustCare, Financial Controller Lane Cove Council, Corporate Services Director NSW Crime Commission & OPSM.
Barbara is the recipient of many Community and Business awards – Westpac, Telstra Business Women of the Year and Financial Review nominee. She has received NSW and Federal Governments awards, Volunteer of the Year NSW North Shore twice, St George, International Health Organization and nominee for State award. She was awarded Paul Harris Fellow, Local Woman of the Year, Gem of Ku Ring Gai and Woman of the Year Award nominee in recognition of her outstanding contribution and service to business, community, multicultural and health sector to mention a few.
Business Development Director – JS First
Director/ Founder – Advice Pro Pty Ltd
Director/ Financial Adviser – Advice Pro FP
VP Operations – Indonesia Trading House AUS Pty Ltd
Agathon Properties – Associate Director
Andrew is managing the business development opportunities for south east Asian countries, especially Indonesia. Recently he has also expanded his contacts in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand.
Andrew has a good understanding of the local business culture, and he is fairly well connected with the local businesses and understand the way business is being run in those countries.
He has over 25 years experiences in managing and running businesses in Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia with area of expertise such as medical equipment supplies, pharmaceuticals distribution, electrical engineering, digital printing services and financial services.
In Australia, he has practiced as a licensed adviser since 2008, in which he has in-depth experience providing Financial Services and Risk Management advice to private clients and business clients
He worked for both boutique financial advisers and Top 100 ASX-listed Financial Services organizations
He is currently serves as the Vice President of Asian Australian Business Council, based in Sydney Australia and the founding member and President of NKRI OZ Community.
He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and also registered at the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as Individual Tax (Financial) Adviser.
On a personal note, Andrew is father of two children, a Red Wine and Coffee enthusiast among other hobbies.
David H Lung is the founder of Australian Asian Business Federation, Asian Business Excellence Awards and Asian Australian Business Council.
He has over 40 years business experience in Australia, Hong Kong and China in advertising and marketing. David helped the Australian community to establish business and cultural relations with China. In 1990, he founded “Australia-China Promotions Pty Ltd” to promote business relationships with China. He organised trade exhibitions and seminars and led trade delegations from China to Australia. In 2009, David was honoured as a Trade & Culture Ambassador, in recognition of his contribution to promoting trade and culture between China and Australia.
In 1998, at the time when the Asian migrants were discriminated by Pauline Hanson of One Nation Party, he stood up and fought for the equality and justice for the Asian community. He participated in the Federal Election in the seat of Bennelong up against the then Prime Minister John Howard and One Nation Party.
In 2002, he gave up his business and responded to God’s calling to become a missionary to the Chinese. He has planted two Chinese congregations and served in several Chinese churches in Sydney. David has also participated in missionary work in China and helped to develop a new church building in his hometown, Shunde in Guangdong Province, China.
David is also a researcher, writer and publisher. During his professional career, he has designed and published over 100 books and magazines in Chinese and English. Amongst his recent evangelistic writings, “Wake Up China Souls” has received tremendous response and acclaim. His latest publication-A Comprehensive Chinese Australian History Vol.1 has also received high recommendation and endorsement from the government and the public. Her Majesty, the Queen awarded the OAM Honour to David for his dedicated service to the Australian community.