Baocai Zhang

Experience and expertise

Baocai Zhang is Chairman of the Board.

Mr Zhang joined Yanzhou’s predecessor in 1989 and was appointed as the Head of the Planning and Finance department of Yanzhou in 2002.

He was appointed as a Director and Company Secretary of Yanzhou in 2006 and Deputy General Manager in 2011. Mr Zhang was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Yancoal on 26 June 2012, and subsequently appointed a Co-Vice Chairman of Yancoal on 20 December 2013. He became the Chair of the Executive Committee of Yancoal on 20 January 2014 and resigned in 2018 to take up his new role as Chairman of the Board.

Mr Zhang was announced as Chairman of Yancoal Australia Ltd on 8 June 2018.

Mr Zhang planned and played a key role in the acquisition of Felix Resources Limited and the merger with Gloucester Coal Ltd in Australia. He also led Yanzhou’s acquisition of potash exploration permits in Canada in 2011.

He has considerable experience in capital management and business development in the coal industry, in particular in financial control, corporate governance and compliance for listed companies in Australia and overseas.

Mr Zhang graduated from Nankai University. He is a senior accountant with an EMBA degree.

Mr Zhang is the Chair of the Strategy and Development Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Yancoal.