Laura Ling Zhang

Laura Ling Zhang is Company Secretary and Executive General Manager Group Legal & Compliance for Yancoal Australia Ltd.

Ms Zhang oversees the Company’s corporate governance, group legal and corporate compliance, investor relations, public relations and shareholder communications functions. Ms Zhang arrived in Australia in 2004 as one of the founding senior executives for the Company.

Ms Zhang has an executive background with extensive leadership, governance, regulatory and transaction experience. She has played a key role in each of the Company's acquisitions and has successfully implemented the business and operational integration of these acquisitions. Ms Zhang has also executed other corporate transactions and initiatives utilising her extensive commercial and stakeholder engagement experience and expertise. Her deep understanding of both Australian and Chinese corporate governance principles and business practices, together with her extensive experience in facilitating meaningful cross-cultural communication, has been invaluable to the business. She is actively involved with the Board and senior management team in the formulation and execution of international enterprise management strategies.

Ms Zhang is BA, MA, FGIA, Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia (GIA), Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), EMBA candidate, Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM).