Executive Management

Mr Andrews has been the Executive Chairman of Magontec Limited since November 2009. From 2007 to 2009 Mr Andrews served as a Non-Executive Director of Advanced Magnesium Limited prior to the acquisition of Magontec GmbH and the company name change to Magontec Limited.

Mr Andrews has a financial services background in the funds management industry and in investment banking. From 1996 to 2005 he was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank and responsible for global distribution of Australian and New Zealand Equity products. From 1989 to 1996 Mr Andrews was the Chief Investment Officer at LGT Investment Management in charge of the group’s investment portfolios for the Australasian region.

Mr Andrews is also a Vice President of the International Magnesium Association.

Mr Klein-Schmeink joined Magontec Limited (then Hydro Magnesium) in 2000 as Sales and Marketing Manager responsible for global sales of the company’s anode products. He was appointed Head of Sales and Marketing in 2007 and Vice-President of Global Sales and Marketing in 2011 and has responsibility for magnesium alloy and anode sales group-wide.

Prior to joining Magontec Mr Klein-Schmeink held the position of Sales Director Asia Pacific with the global mining services company Terex Mining Corp. Mr Klein-Schmeink holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Münster University.

Mr Tong joined Magontec Limited (then Hydro Magnesium) in 2003 in the role of Production Manager, Finance Manager and Deputy General Manager. In 2006 Mr Tong was appointed General Manager and assumed responsibility for all of Magontec’s Chinese activities, including recycling and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Magontec Limited Mr Tong spent eight years with the Henkel Adhesive Company Limited where he was Production and Branch Manager. Mr Tong holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Dalian University of Science and Engineering and an MBA from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mr Chin joined Magontec Limited in 2014 and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer commencing 1 March 2016. Prior to joining Magontec, Mr Chin was an equity research analyst at Macquarie Group in Australia and prior to that held roles in both the audit and financial advisory divisions of KPMG.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a CFA charterholder and speaks conversational Mandarin. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales.

Mr Look is the Vice-President of Finance & HR, with primary finance and operating oversight responsibilities for the company’s divisions in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Mr Look started his career at Magontec GmbH (then Hydro Magnesium) in 1998 as part of the industrial business management trainee program.

Over the last 18 years, after assuming various finance roles in the company including accounting, purchasing and logistics and graduating as a Business Economist (VWA) he was appointed Finance Manager in 2009 and Vice-President Finance & HR in 2012.

Mr Talbot has been the Company Secretary for Magontec since February 2008, a role he has previously combined with that of Chief Financial Officer. Mr Talbot relinquished his responsibilities as CFO in February 2016.

From 1988 to Sept 2000 Mr Talbot was a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he headed the Bank’s Project and Infrastructure Finance Division. Prior to 1988 his other responsibilities within the bank included capital markets activity and income tax compliance. From 2000 to his appointment in February 2008 with Magontec, he undertook various corporate advisory roles in Australia and overseas.

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