Board of Directors

Murray Zircon’s Board of Directors is comprised of senior professionals with Australian and international experience in mining, manufacturing, marketing and finance. Board members are:

Mr Chaodian Chen – Chairman

Mr Chen is the President of Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci &Tech Co., Ltd. He founded Orient Zirconic in 1995 and has built the company into a leading company in the zirconium industry. Mr Chen is currently a Delegate of the China National People’s Congress. He is also the Deputy-director of Commission of Zirconium & Hafnium, Titanium/Zirconium/Hafnium Subcommittee of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association; the Director of Guangdong Private Technology Enterprises Association; and the Vice-president of Guangdong Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.

Mr Chen holds an EMBA degree and is a Certified Engineer. He also owns a number of patents involving the processing of zircon.

Mr Songhui Xu – Director

Mr Xu is the President of Quanyu Toys & Crafts Company which he established in 2000 in Guangdong, China. He is also the founder of Xinning Toys & Crafts Manufacturing Company which was established by him in 1982 in Chenghai and has over 1,000 employees. Mr Xu’s companies manufacture toys and festive products for well-known international companies such as Disney, Warner, Coca Cola, and McDonalds.  Mr Xu is committed to support programs that benefit the public and has for more than a decade donated substantial sums to support various charity programs, a third of which has gone to schools and other educational institutes.

Mr Eddy Wu – Director

Mr Wu has a strong finance and management background and has worked in the Australian mining industry since June 2007. In that time Eddy has represented a range of Chinese investors involving the evaluation and negotiation on over 30 Australian resource projects. He is specialised in bridging the gap of business, legal and regulation, culture and management between Australian and Chinese companies. His focus is on combining the strengths of Australian upstream mining with Chinese downstream processing and end use to optimize the strategy for resource development and maximize the resource value.

 Eddy graduated from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce (Finance) from the Australian National University and a Master’s Degree in Science from Cass Business School, City University London.