Our Board and Management Team
From left to right: Quentin Flannery, Jiahua (Joshua) Zhou, Ms Lingye (Lyn) Zheng, Keong Chan and Gang Xu.
Mr Keong Chan
Bachelor of Commerce and Master of International Customs Law and Administration
Mr Chan spent his early career working with PWC Australia and Deloitte in Canberra, Sydney and Perth and has significant corporate experience in capital raisings, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and takeovers and divestments. Mr Chan has also been a director on the boards of a number of ASX listed companies and has accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and his expertise to his role as Executive Chairman of AuMake.
Mr Jiahua (Joshua) Zhou
Bachelor of Management and Master of International Business
Mr Zhou is the co-founder of AuMake Australia. Prior to setting up the business, Mr Zhou worked in the Australian tourism industry for 10 years in roles which included the coordination of business and government delegations from China. His retail business acumen was honed working in duty free retail and sales management. This direct experience with both Chinese and Australian culture has provided Mr Zhou with a sound understanding of how to maximise the opportunities for Australian/Chinese retailing which he now brings to AuMake.
Ms Lingye (Lyn) Zheng
Ms Zheng is co-founder of AuMake Australia. She has over 10 years of retail experience, particularly in the areas of product design, development and procurement, quality assurance and retail price modelling. Prior to coming to Australia Ms Zheng studied and worked in Spain, Germany and Austria for 20 years. Ms Zheng’s retail experience and knowledge of the Australian daigou and broader consumer markets in China is invaluable in her roles as AuMake Purchasing Manager and on the board as Non-Executive Director.
Mr Quentin Flannery
Bachelor of International Business with a minor in Mandarin
Mr Flannery brings a wealth of commercial and China experience to his position at AuMake, with more than ten years’ experience working on exports into Asia in his previous role working in the marketing department of a large Australian based Chinese coal mining company and his current position as a Director in the Flannery family business. In his role, Mr Flannery is involved in a wide range of companies across a number of industries including energy production, emerging and mature technologies, commercial and residential property development and resources.
Mr Gang Xu
Bachelor of Science, Masters of Business Administration and Master of Science Engineering
Mr Xu has more than 20 years of senior management experience in Australian ASX listed companies in both executive and Non-Executive Director roles, including KTL Technologies Limited, UraniamSA Ltd and Hylea Metals Limited. Mr Xu is also co-founder of ITM Corporation Limited. Mr Xu has previously served as Finance and Marketing Manager for Sino Gold Limited and was Marketing Manager for LG Household Chemicals in Beijing, marketing FMCGs in China. Mr Xu brings this valuable experience and familiarity with the dynamic cross-border business environment between Australia and China to his role as Director of AuMake.
Mr Peter Zhao
CFO and Company Secretary
Peter Zhao is qualified with CPA Australia with over 10 years’ experience in Corporate Governance and Risk Advisory services. Prior to joining AuMake, Peter was a manager of RSM’s Perth Assurance and Advisory Services Division and the Head of the RSM China Practice Group in Western Australia.
Peter is a member of CPA Australia and has solid knowledge and working experience of Australian reporting requirements especially AIFRS Accounting, current auditing and tax legislation and Corporation Act, ASIC and ASX requirements through providing assurance services and financial advice to ASX listed companies, foreign companies, public companies, large proprietaries, not for profit organizations, etc.
Mr Zhao holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance from Edith Cowan University.