Ian Kowalick

Non-Executive Chairman – Arafura Resources Limited

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), BEc
Appointed: 19 December 2002

Ian Kowalick has qualifications in science, engineering, economics, and finance. Ian has worked in technical and project consulting, economic and business analysis for resource companies, banking, and investment. From 1995 to 2000, he held the most senior management position in the South Australian public sector, and is currently the Chairman of the South Australian Forestry Corporation Board. Ian is a board member of the Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation.

He is the Chairman of Arafura's Remuneration and Nomination Committee, and a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Chris Tonkin

Non-Executive Director – Arafura Resources Limited

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Metallurgy and Chemistry, BA Economics and Politics, MBA
Appointed: 1 January 2011

Chris Tonkin has over 35 years’ experience as a senior business executive with a broad industry background in business generation, management, and strategy development. He began his career as a metallurgist and environmental specialist, diversifying into commercial roles at several major industrial companies and subsequently project finance, corporate and project advisory roles at AIDC, The Chase Manhattan Bank, KPMG Corporate Finance and ANZ, where he was Head of Natural Resources Project Finance for many years, leading a very successful team of project financiers.

In early 2012, Chris was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Arafura Resources Limited and assisted the company through a difficult period before stepping down to concentrate on his project advisory activities as Executive Director of Capital Advisory Services Pty Ltd and Managing Director of Catalyst Capital Solutions Pty Ltd.

Chris is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Finance and Treasury Association. He is a member of Arafura Resources’ Remuneration and Nomination and Audit and Risk Committees and is also Chairman of Lakes Oil NL.

Terry Grose

Non-Executive Director – Arafura Resources Limited

Qualifications: BEc, MBA
Appointed: 21 January 2013

Terry Grose has a strong commercial background gained over 30 years as a senior business executive, consultant, and director, in Australia and internationally.

He spent several years in merchant banking before joining Wesfarmers Limited in 1985 as its first Business Development Manager. During the ensuing decade, he held various senior management positions in Wesfarmers’ corporate office, its fertiliser & chemicals division and its coal mining division. For several years he was General Manager International Business Development.

Terry worked in Hong Kong for over a decade in a senior financial role before establishing his own business, Grose International, a commercial and financial consultancy with clients throughout Asia.

Since returning to Australia in 2008 he has worked as a consultant specialising in strategic planning and financial management and as a director of several companies. Terry is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a director of Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation, Rolltrak Spares Pty Ltd and Central Desert Native Title Services Limited.

He is Chairman of Arafura’s Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

Quansheng Zhang

Non-Executive Director – Arafura Resources Limited

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Engineering and Masters degree in Geophysical Prospecting.
Appointed: 18 November 2016

Quangsheng Zhang holds a Doctoral degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Geophysical Prospecting. 

Mr. Zhang is based in Nanjing in the Peoples Republic of China and is the General Manager of Hong Kong East China Non-Ferrous Mineral Resources Co Ltd (HKECE). Quangsheng has over 30 years of mineral prospecting and exploration experience, and expertise in mineral resource surveys and geophysics.