Directors

Yongji Duan

Chairman (Non-Executive)

Yongji Duan is a well-known entrepreneur and business leader in China. He joined Stone Group Corporation in 1985 and has served as Vice President and President prior to his promotion to the Chairman of its board of directors in 1999. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Stone Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries in 2002. From 1999 to 2007, he has held the position as Director of Beijing Centergate Technologies (Holding) Co. Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. From 2003 to 2008, he also served as Director of SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA). Mr Duan graduated from Tsinghua University and was a researcher at Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He acted as vice director of a research institution under 621 Laboratory at China National Space Administration from 1982 to 1984.

Bill Hobba

Managing Director

William “Bill” Hobba has been a director of Brightstar for the past seven years. Bill has previously served as a non-executive director and technical advisor of Brightstar. Bill’s appointment to the position of Managing Director reflects the leadership role he has assumed in helping the company recapitalisation and plan to return to production. Bill is an experienced minesite technical advisor who brings 40 years of operational experience in developing mine sites to his role, including over ten years’ experience constructing and operating the Brightstar plant.

Josh Hunt

Non Executive Director

Josh Hunt is an experienced capital markets and M&A lawyer and has extensive experience in all aspects of mining and energy project acquisitions and disposals and general mining legislation compliance throughout Australia. He has advised on numerous IPOs, fundraisings, and acquisitions by both public and private companies on the ASX and internationally. Mr Hunt will assist the Brightstar board with corporate governance, company law and capital market management going forward.