Our Team

Mr Cixiong Cai – Chairman

Mr Cai is the founder of Hun Tsun Knitting Industry Ltd., which was established in the early 1990s in South China. After 20 years of development, Hun Tsun Knitting has become one of the leading clothing manufacturing enterprises in the industry. The company is widely regarded as a world class designing and manufacturing operation, serving clientele around the globe.

Mr Cai has also been engaged in the improvement of the national textile industry improvement in addition to local economic and social development. He has been elected the member for Committee of the Political Consultative Conference (CPCC) of Chenghai, the Deputy Chairman for the Textile and Apparel Association of Chenghai as well as other honorary titles. In addition to his business and social endeavours, Mr Cai is also involved in the public welfare service, and has made several endowments to a multitude of public welfare organisations.

Mrs Cathie Wu – Director

Cathie has been involved in corporate analysis and investment in the mining industry in Australia and has had numerous successful cases. Parallel with her commercial success, Cathie endeavours to set up a strong Australian expert team to conduct professional mining investment or facilitate transactions for those ASX listed companies seeking funding in China. Cathie holds a Bachelor of Science from Fudan University and a MPhil (Research) in InfSys from the University of New South Wales.

Mr John Bradley – Director

John brings a wealth of experience to the WIM Board, having played a prominent role in the development of the chemicals and water purification industry in Australia. John has founded and developed several successful companies, including Hardman Chemicals Pty Ltd, Bituminous Products Pty Ltd and Lucas Boilers Pty Ltd.

Mr Eddy Wu – CEO

Mr Wu has a strong finance and management background and has worked as CEO/MD of several resource companies in Australia. As the first CEO of Murray Zircon Pty Ltd, he successfully completed the development and start-up of Mindarie Mineral Sands project in South Australia. 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.

Michael Winternitz – Director of Projects

Michael is responsible for managing WIM's portfolio and downstream international integration. He currently is Project Director for the Avonbank Project, and the remainder of WIM's portfolio.

He has several years' experience across exploration, resource development and project management across a wide variety of commodities and settings. Michael held position of Project Geologist with Iluka Resources, Exploration Manager with Aard Metals Ltd, Project Geologist with Hill End Gold Ltd, as well as holding other senior positions with other mining companies. Michael currently sits on the Board for the Science Foundation at the University of Sydney, where he holds the position of Deputy President.

Tony Mason – Exploration Manager

Tony has a geology degree from Melbourne University and a post graduate degree in Mineral Economics from Macquarie University. He has more than 40 years' experience in mineral exploration and development, including over twenty years in mineral sands in the Murray Basin. He has held senior positions with RZM, Murray Basin Titanium, and as a private consultant for the past ten years. He is a Principal Adviser to Murray Zircon and has been heavily involved with the development of the Mindarie Mineral Sands Mine. Tony has previously had extensive experience with the WIM 150 Project, the Donald Mineral Sands Project and several other fine-grained mineral sand prospects.

Jarrod Pye – Principal Mining Engineer

Jarrod has a wealth of experience in managing mineral sands operations and mine planning. He brings both practical and technical knowledge from various operations to WIM. Previous to joining WIM Jarrod held the role of Production Superintendent for Iluka's JA Operation. Jarrod was also the Senior Mining Engineer for Image Resource's Perth based HMS project and Murray Zircon's Mindarie Operations. Jarrod worked in the Murray Basin for Iluka's Victorian mining operations as a Mining Engineer, as well as other roles in hard rock previous to mineral sands.

David Jelley – Stavely Block 10 Project Manager

David undertook a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in geology followed by post graduate honours studies at the University of Ballarat in the late 1980s. He has extensive experience in exploring for copper and gold, and has discovered numerous mineral sands deposits. Following a career in gold and base metals David spent seven years with Bemax Resources and was instrumental in the discovery of over 1.5 billion tonnes of heavy mineral bearing sands including the Ginkgo, Snapper and Crayfish deposits near Pooncarie, NSW. All these deposits are now in production.

Since 2000, David has held numerous senior positions with exploration companies both within Australia and overseas where he was responsible for managing exploration for mineral sands, copper and gold. David also co-owns an award-winning farm with his wife in Queensland and has a strong empathy with the land.

Murray Wilson – Stakeholder Liaison Officer

Murray is a Wimmera and Grampians local. He worked on salinity research projects along the Wimmera River and led teams in the Pilbara Western Australia, and in the Northern Territory on community conservation projects. Murray spent a number of years with the Wimmera CMA managing large scale Landcare projects and nearly 14 years managing the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, successfully growing it into one of Australia’s major agricultural events. He brings many years of involvement at a community group level throughout the region from sports and tourism to economic development. Murray is responsible for logistics as well as communications between WIM Resource, the wider community, and relevant stakeholders.

Michael Davies – Avonbank Project – Land Liaison Officer

Michael, a qualified accountant, has over forty years' experience in senior commercial roles with mining and resource related companies both in Australia and overseas. Michael's experience has been drawn from working on several major projects, leading the commercial functions in both operational and corporate roles. Michael worked for Iluka Resources Ltd on their Murray Basin projects for twelve years, responsible for land access and management and assisting with community engagement activities, similar to the role he is undertaking for WIM Resource on their Avonbank Project. Michael has also previously provided advice and assistance with other mineral sand projects based in Victoria.