Board and Management Team
Mr Luk Hiuming
Appointed to the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director on 21st March 2014, Mr Luk Hiuming was further appointed as Non-Executive Chairman following a Board meeting held on 29 January 2015. Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Luk has abundant experience in an extensive range of business sectors, including textile & clothing, pharmaceutical, steel, real estates, manufacturing mining, natural resources, new energy and oil and gas. Apart from businesses in mainland China, he also has extensive international experience in various industries around the globe. Mr Luk is currently Chairman of Australia Kengkong Investments Co Pty Ltd.
Dr Dongyi Hua
Executive Director Mining
Appointed to the Board of Management on 28 August 2013, Dr. Dongyi Hua, PhD was appointed Managing Director and Interim CEO of VDM Group Limited and took up the position on 9 September 2013. Following the 29 November 2013 Annual General Meeting Dr Hua took up the position of Executive Chairman & CEO until 29 January 2015 when he returned to his initial position of Managing Director and CEO and 29 January 2016 appointed as Executive Director Mining. Member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
During the past 20 years Dr. Hua has held executive management positions on international projects in the People’s Republic of China, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has experience in project management (FIDIC), contract management, cost and risk management. Dr Hua holds a Doctorate of Engineering from the China University of Geosciences.
Appointed 3 June 2011
Chairperson of the Audit & Risk Committee
Mr Fry is an experienced company manager across a broad range of industry sectors. Mr Fry has a strong background in accounting and corporate advice having worked with KPMG (Perth), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Melbourne) and boutique corporate advisory practice Troika Securities Ltd (Perth). For much of the past decade, Mr Fry was the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director at Swick Mining Services Limited, a publicly listed drilling services provider contracting to the mining industry in Australia and North America.
Mr Fry is a Non-executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Cougar Metals NL, an ASX-listed gold exploration and drilling-services company operating in Brazil. He is also Company Secretary of Globe Metals & Mining Limited an ASX-listed company with exploration projects in Africa.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr O’ Donoghue has significant experience as CFO and Company Secretary. He has been CFO/Company Secretary of mining companies: Consolidated Rutile Limited (ASX:CRT), Jabiru Metals Limited (ASX:JML) and Navigator Resources Limited (ASX:NAV). He was also CFO and Company Secretary of mining contractor Barminco. His early career includes PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver, Canada where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and 10-years with Barrick Gold in both head office and international Commercial Manager operational roles.”
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed as CEO on 29 February 2016, Mr Sam Diep has more than 25 years of experience in the civil and mining industries. Sam has held executive and senior management positions across Australia, China and Africa.
Sam holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from Curtin University in Western Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
A forward thinker with strong strategic direction, Sam is well positioned to take VDM into the next phase of its growth; to become a partner and a solution provider to its clients, by bringing together the best of Australian and Chinese products and practices.
Nicole joined the VDM team in September 2014 in role of Finance Manager where she is responsible for all aspects of corporate accounting including statutory reporting for the Group.
Nicole is a CPA and holds qualifications in Mechanical Engineering (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China) as well as MBA Major in Finance/Accounting (The University of Newcastle, Australia) and a Masters in Professional Accounting (Edith Cowan University, Australia).