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Range Resources Ltd (RRS.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zhiwei Gu

2016 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Liu Yan

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Nick Beattie

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Joint Company Secretary

Lijun Xiu

2016 Trinidad General Manager

James Warren

Group Financial Controller

.. Field

50 2014 Engineering Consultant

Tong Xiaoguang

Technical Advisor to the Board

Sara Kelly

2015 Joint Company Secretary

Juan Wang

32 2014 Non-Executive Director

Yu Wang

33 2015 Non-Executive Director

Lubing Liu

44 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Yi Zeng

60 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Evgenia Bezruchko

Group Corporate Development Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Zhiwei Gu

Mr. Zhiwei Gu is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an experienced corporate lawyer, who has worked with numerous companies seeking listing approval on various stock markets including Chinese A share, NASDAQ, TSX and HKSE. He is currently a partner of Dacheng Law Offices, the largest law firm in China. Mr Gu has participated in several Venture Capital and Private Equity investment cases by various funds, such as London Asia Fund, Warburg Pincus, Korea Development Bank, China Venture Investment Co, and China Cinda AMC. During his time with China National Gold Group Corp., Mr Gu was in charge of mineral resource M&A activities. Mr. Gu holds a LL.B. from the Jilin University in China; a LL.M. from the Northeast University in China; and a Master of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University in Australia. Mr. Gu is a qualified lawyer and securities practitioner in China.

Liu Yan

Mr. Yan Liu has been re-designated as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. He has over 18 years of accounting and corporate advisory experience in China and Australia. Mr Liu was the Chief Financial Officer with AIM listed China Rerun Chemical Group Limited, a China-based lubricant oil company and a partner of Agile Partners, the financial advisory company based in China. Previously, Mr Liu was the Financial Controller at Legalwise Seminars Pty in Australia and he spent 8 years at Chinatex Corporation where he worked in project management positions. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics, China, and a Master degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Nick Beattie

Mr. Nick Beattie has been re-designated as Chief Financial Officer, Joint Company Secretary of the Company., with effect from 30 March 2015. He has over twenty years of experience in finance working with a range of international banks. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the BNP Paribas Upstream Oil and Gas team in London where he was responsible for leading the bank relationships with UK focused independent E&P companies. Nick has approximately ten years’ experience specifically financing the E&P sector and whilst at BNP Paribas, he structured and led numerous reserve based loans, development financings and other debt facilities. Prior to working with BNP Paribas, Nick worked as a Director within the Oil and Gas finance team at Fortis Bank covering Europe, Middle East and Africa and in a variety of roles with National Australia Bank Group. Nick is an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Lijun Xiu

Mr. Lijun Xiu has been re-designated as Trinidad General Manager of the Company., effective 31 January 2016. He has a long and distinguished geological career of over 30 years working for Jilin Oilfield Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (a division of China National Petroleum Corporation), where most recently he was a Deputy Chief Geologist for Jilin oilfield located in Songliao Basin, China. This oilfield is one of the largest in China, covering 130,000km2 with total proved reserves of over 7 Bbbl and production exceeding 142,000 bopd. Mr Xiu has extensive experience in oilfield exploration and development planning, drilling design, research on geological conditions for oil and gas accumulations and target selection, evaluation of oil reservoir properties and productivity construction, evaluation of well logging, and assessment of hydrocarbon reserves. Mr Xiu holds a Bachelor degree in Geological Prospecting from the Northeast Petroleum University in China. He also holds a number of professional titles, including Reserves Evaluation Specialist from the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China.

James Warren

Mr. James Warren is Group Financial Controller of the company. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience, predominantly in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Range in 2014, James was the Group Financial Controller with AIM listed oil and gas company Ascent Resources plc. James had previously worked within BDO LLP’s natural resources department in London where his client portfolio included numerous AIM listed oil and mining companies with exploration and production assets. James holds a Bachelor degree in Economics with Hispanic studies from The University of Nottingham.

.. Field

Dr. Douglas Field is Engineering Consultant of Range Resources Ltd, He is a petroleum and reservoir engineer with over 30 years' international exploration and production experience. Since 2003, he has held a number of engineering and business development posts at Tullow Oil plc, and from 2003-2007 was Group Engineering Manager where he was responsible for Tullow's petroleum, reservoir, well services, production and facilities engineers, and from 2007-2012 Business Unit Manager for Tullow’s activities in North and North West Africa. Prior to this, he worked in technical leadership positions for LASMO Grand Maghreb Ltd, Monument Oil and Gas plc, Centrica plc and BHP Petroleum Ltd. His experience includes running field and production operations in onshore Libya, Iran, Algeria, Angola and the North Sea. Dr Field holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds.

Tong Xiaoguang

Prof. Tong Xiaoguang is Technical Advisor to the Board of the company. He has worked in numerous positions within China National Petroleum Corporation since 1964. His main expertise is in the area of petroleum basin geology and exploration. With his innovation in understanding the rules of hydrocarbon accumulation, he has made a great contribution to the discovery of many oil and gas fields. Prof. Tong, as the chief pioneer of overseas petroleum E&P activities for China, was appointed as Vice President and Chief Geologist in 1993, Senior Advisor in 2002 of China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development. He has performed extensive studies on petroleum geology, hydrocarbon potential, investment environment, evaluation methods and technology of new venture oil projects for many countries around the world. Prof. Tong holds numerous China National Science and Technology Innovation Awards. He also won several provincial and ministerial level awards. In 1986, he was awarded the title of "China National Young Expert with Distinguished Contribution". In 2005, he was elected member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Sara Kelly

Ms. Sara Claire Kelly is Joint Company Secretary of the company. She is an experienced Company Secretary and Corporate Lawyer with over 9 years’ experience. Sara has comprehensive knowledge of and experience in administering regulatory frameworks and processes in a listed company environment and practised as a corporate lawyer specialising in acquisitions, takeovers, capital raisings and listing of companies on ASX and AIM. Sara has acted as the company secretary of a number of ASX listed companies.

Juan Wang

Ms. Juan Wang has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Range Resources Ltd, with effect from 30 November 2014. She is currently a president of Energy Prospecting Technology USA, Inc. and LandOcean Energy Canada Ltd. where she is responsible for overall management work for the subsidiary companies of LandOcean Energy Services Co. Ltd. in Houston and Calgary. Prior to the current position, she was an investment manager at Anterra Energy Inc. responsible for Chinese investor liaisons. Prior to joining Anterra, Ms Wang was manager of corporate mergers and acquisitions at LandOcean Energy Services Co. Ltd. Ms Wang has a commercial banking background, having previously worked for Deutsche Bank and Bank of East Asia.

Yu Wang

Mr. Yu Wang has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 October 2015. He has five years of corporate experience in finance and investments, focusing on energy and mineral sectors. He is currently a senior investment manager at Shanghai Anjin Investment Co., Ltd., responsible for project investments and management, both domestically and overseas. Previously, he worked as an investment manager at Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative Co., Ltd, specialising in project analysis and evaluation of energy and mineral projects in Africa, including oil and gas projects in the Republic of the Congo. Prior to that, Mr Wang was an investment analyst at Beijing Golden Valley Investment Management Co., Ltd. Mr Wang holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc in Financial Economics from the University of Dundee.

Lubing Liu

Mr. Lubing Liu is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has over 20 years' extensive global experience in petroleum exploration, development, production, joint venture operations and new ventures. He is currently an independent consultant to MEO Australia Limited (an ASX listed company). Prior to that, he held various subsurface leader roles, including Chief Reservoir Engineer with MEO Australia Limited, Vice President of Exploration and Petroleum Technology with Sinopec East Puffin Pty Ltd, and other international E&P and energy service companies including ConocoPhillips, CNOOC, Woodside, RPS and Senergy. Mr Liu has an extensive waterflooding experience having worked at the Penglai oilfield in China, the Chinguetti oilfield in Mauritania and Block 95 in Peru. Mr Liu holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Southwest Petroleum University, China. He is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Yi Zeng

Dr. Yi Zeng is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and mining industries. Dr Zeng has held various technical and research positions with global companies, including BHP Billiton and Santos Asia Pacific. Dr Yi Zeng holds a PhD in Geophysics from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; MSc in Applied Geophysics; and BSc in Geophysical Exploration from the Chengdu University of Technology, China.

Evgenia Bezruchko

Ms. Evgenia Bezruchko is Group Corporate Development Manager of the company. She has extensive experience in Investor Relations and Corporate Advisory in natural resources sector. Prior to joining Range in 2012, Evgenia worked in corporate broking and equity sales for a number of private and listed oil and gas and mining companies. Evgenia holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Bristol.

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