Laura Ling Zhang

Laura Ling Zhang is Company Secretary and Chief Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Officer 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, EMBA of Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS), Graduate and Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Graduate of Governance Institute of Australia (GIA).