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Our People

Yun Choi

Chairman

Yun has been the Chief Executive Officer of Korea Zinc Co. Ltd since January 2019 and the Chairman of Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd since January 2021. Previously, Yun was the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd for 4 years. Yun has deep commercial knowledge of metals refining and mining. He also has extensive experience in running and developing overseas resource projects in multiple countries and forming strategic partnerships in international commodity markets. Prior to Korea Zinc, Yun practiced as an attorney at law in the renowned New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Yun has a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from Columbia University and is a Licensed Attorney and Counsellor at Law in the State of New York. He was a Judicial Affairs Officer, Rank of Captain, in the Department of Defence Republic of Korea. Yun also holds a Bachelor Degree in English and Mathematics from Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Kathy Danaher

Vice Chairwoman

Kathy has been the Vice Chairwoman of Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd since January 2021. She is a company director of Sun Metals Holdings Limited, Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd, Townsville Logistics Pty Ltd and Townsville Marine Logistics Pty Ltd. Previously, Kathy was Chief Financial Officer of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd. Kathy has over 30 years’ financial and business management experience in resource and energy markets including oil, base metals and renewable energy development. She has held senior Australian and Asia Pacific financial, commercial and treasury roles with the global oil company BP. She is currently serving on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) reliability panel advising on reliability, safety and security of the national electricity system in a changing renewable environment. She is also a Director of Townsville Enterprise an organisation that facilitates regional economic development in North Queensland. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Honors Degree in Marine Biology and a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia).

Daniel Kim

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd since March 2021. He has over 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border deals between Asia and Australia across a broad range of industries including renewable energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Previously, Daniel was Queensland Government’s Trade & Investment Commissioner for Korea based in Seoul for more than 5 years and before that he had a long career at KPMG in Transactions & Restructuring. Daniel is on the SunHQ Steering Committee. He is also on the Global Steering Committee of the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance and is a member of the Australian Hydrogen Council. He has been a Director of the Australia-Korea Business Council since 2014. He received a Korean Government Minister’s Citation in 2017. Daniel holds a Bachelor Degree of Laws and Bachelor Degree of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Dan Hamel

General Manager – Commercial & Strategy

Dan has been the General Manager – Commercial & Strategy at Ark Energy Corporation Pty Ltd since March 2021. Dan has over 11 years’ experience in the Australian energy market and has worked across all aspects of the electricity and gas supply chains, including on new technologies. Prior to Ark Energy, Dan was a Director in the Infrastructure & Projects Group at KPMG for 3.5 years. Previously, Dan was a Principal – Policy and Market Development at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for 1 year, a Senior Economist – Strategy and Economic Analysis at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) for 4 years and Assistant Manager – Gas Market Development at the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy for almost 3 years. Prior to the energy sector Dan served in the Australian Army’s Commando Regiment. Dan holds a Master of Business Administration from AGSM and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Sydney.

Ki Won Park

Steering Committee, SunHQ

Ki Won has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd since January 2019. Previously, he was the Operations Director at Sun Metals for 5 years. During his time at Sun Metals, Ki Won has applied his extensive knowledge to engineering standards, environment, quality, cost, efficiency and performance to improve not only safety, productivity and profitability but also the long-term stability of the zinc refinery. Ki Won led all of the SunHQ hydrogen hub feasibility studies on behalf of Sun Metals and is on the SunHQ Steering Committee. Ki Won started his career at Korea Zinc Co. Ltd in 1994. Ki Won holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Chemistry.

Mark Pope

Steering Committee, SunHQ

Mark has been the Chief Executive Officer of Townsville Logistics Pty Ltd since 2017 and Chief Executive Officer of Townsville Marine Logistics Pty Ltd since 2019. He is also an Executive Director and Head of Innovation at Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd. Mark has over 27 years of logistics business and financial management experience in Australian road, rail, air and sea. Previously, he held management roles with Toll, K&S Corporation, NYK Line and Coca Cola Amatil. Mark led the domestic demand workstream as part of the SunHQ hydrogen hub feasibility studies and is on the SunHQ Steering Committee. Mark holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Australia).

Michael Choi

Steering Committee, SunHQ

Michael has been the Chief Financial Officer of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd since January 2020. Previously, Michael was a Director of Strategy & Planning at Korea Zinc Co. Ltd for 3 years. Prior to Korea Zinc, Michael was a Director in the Audit Division of PwC Korea and prior to that worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York and supported a broad range of clients in the banking, securities and health insurance sectors. Michael led the financial analysis as part of the SunHQ hydrogen hub feasibility studies and is on the SunHQ Steering Committee. Michael was born in the USA but did his military service in Korea’s Special Forces Airborne. Michael holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, USA.

Mo Darabi

Technical Director, SunHQ

Mo has been the Mechanical Superintendent at Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd since February 2019 and is responsible for maintenance, integrity and reliability of the zinc refinery. Mo has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas and manufacturing industries and has been involved in engineering design, construction, operation and maintenance. Previously, Mo was Origin Energy’s Commissioning Engineer on the APLNG Project. He also worked for Santos on the GLNG Project and for National Iranian Oil Engineering and Construction Company on the South Pars Gas Field Development, which is one of the major sources of LPG for the world (shared between Iran and Qatar). Mo holds a Master of Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Safety & Technical Inspection Engineering. Mo is Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia) and is registered with RPEQ – Mechanical Engineer and NER.

Our Projects

In March 2021, Ark Energy reached an agreement with ACCIONA to acquire a 30% stake in the 923.4MW MacIntryre Wind Farm exercisable at Final Investment Decision. ACCIONA will develop, build, own and operate the project in partnership with Ark Energy.

Ark Energy’s first hydrogen hub, called ‘SunHQ’, will be located within a major industrial precinct at the Sun Metals zinc refinery in Townsville, North Queensland.

Make an enquiry

Email: info@arkenergy.com.au

Office location: Level 6, 200 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
ABN: 73 646 809 485

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