Board of Directors

 
Directors
Experience
Andrew Smith
Non-Executive Chairman
  • Andrew’s business career has focused on finance and the financial markets in the Asia Pacific. He was the managing director and chief executive of the stockbroking and corporate finance group Intersuisse Ltd (now Phillip Capital) from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, Andrew was Chairman of the Sedgwick Group in the Asia Pacific between 1995 and 2000.
  • Andrew is non-executive Chairman of Eagle Health Holdings Limited (ASX: EHH).
  • Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics and Politics from Monash University.
Zhang Jiangang
Executive Director and Chief
Executive Officer
  • Mr Zhang has been employed by Aobo for 21 years. He is integral to Aobo’s journey. He has experience across all areas of business.
  • Mr Zhang oversees Aobo’s operation and production and is responsible for developing and implementing Aobo’s strategy.
  • Prior to Aobo, Mr Zhang worked as engineer and general manager for manufacturing companies in Wuxi. He is an engineer by trade.
  • Mr Zhang obtained a diploma in Business Administration from Xi’an University of Finance and Economics.
Hon. Andrew Thomson
Non-Executive Director
  • The Hon. Andrew Thomson has significant experiences in legal practices in Australia and overseas. He commenced his career as a solicitor at Mallesons before holding the position of Investment Manager at GT Management (Japan) Ltd and Assistant Vice President of Compliance at Credit Suisse First Boston (Japan Ltd). He is a special counsel for Lander & Rogers Lawyers.
  • The Hon. Andrew Thomson also held positions as a Member (House of Representatives) in the Australian Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Sydney Olympic Games, and Chairman of the Joint Committee on Treaties for the Australian Parliament.
  • He has previously been a Chairman for a number of ASX-listed companies.
  • The Hon. Andrew Thomson holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University. He is fluent in Japanese and Mandarin.
Brendan Connell
Non-Executive Director
  • Brendan is a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience and was formerly the Managing Partner of one of the largest law firms in South Australia.
  • Having qualified in 1982 he has acted for numerous Chinese companies in mergers and acquisitions and in corporate finance transactions.
  • Brendan provides legal advice to listed and unlisted companies on all aspects of governance and has extensive experience with capital market transactions on all Australian stock exchanges.
  • Brendan holds a Bachelor of Laws from Adelaide University and GDLP from South Australian Institute of Technology. He is admitted to South Australia Supreme Court and High Court of Australia.