Our Team

Richard Gu, Chairman
Born in Shanghai China and educated in the United Kingdom, Richard has made a big impact in the Australian property market since starting business in 2005. Success has come from hard work, developing a feel for the local market and having the support of a professional team. Richard has developed a reputation as an innovative and visionary entrepreneur, winning an Australian China Business Award.  Proud of his Chinese heritage but equally proud to call Australia home, Richard believes blending the best of Asian and Australia ingenuity and technology will see AXF Resources achieve similar success to its parent company and drive long term business growth.

Robert Rafaniello, Chief Operating Officer
Robert has more than 20 years of corporate, property and building industry experience, managing and completing over 100 projects, valued in excess of $3 billion.  Robert’s highly regarded skills are enhanced by his detailed knowledge of construction and management. This well-rounded skill set enables Robert to confidently lead the AXF Resources team across a range of projects.  Recently he has taken over responsibility for AXF’s investment in the Gold Ridge Mine liaising with government, community and our joint venture partner.