Mr. McFadden is a lawyer with 21 years' experience in exploration and mining and is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of NxGold Ltd., the Chairman of NexGen Energy Ltd. and a Director of IsoEnergy Ltd. Mr. McFadden was previously Manager, Business Development at Newcrest Mining Limited, and before that was Head of Commercial, Strategy and Corporate Development for Tigers Realm Coal Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Additionally, he was General Manager, Business Development of Tigers Realm Minerals Pty Ltd.
Prior to commencing with the Tigers Realm Group in 2010, Mr. McFadden was a Commercial General Manager with Rio Tinto's exploration division with responsibility for gaining entry into new projects through negotiation with government or joint venture partners, or through acquisition. Mr. McFadden has extensive international experience in managing large and complex transactions and has a broad knowledge of all aspects of project evaluation and negotiation in challenging and varied environments. Mr. McFadden holds a combined law/commerce degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Monash University.
Trevor J. Thiele
Mr. Thiele has over 30 years experience in senior finance roles in medium to large Australian ASX listed companies. He has been Chief Financial Officer for companies involved in the Agribusiness sector (Elders and Viterra) and the Biotechnology sector (Bionomics). In these roles he combined his technical accounting and financial skills with commercial expertise thereby substantially contributing to the growth of each of these businesses. During this time, he was actively involved in IPO's, capital raisings, corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions, refinancing and joint ventures.
Mr. Thiele is currently non-executive director of a number of non-listed Australian entities, including the role of Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee for two of these entities.
Mr. Thiele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Director & Technical Committee Member
Mr. Parry has over 18 years in the resources sector. Mr. Parry is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of IsoEnergy Ltd.
Mr. Parry is a founding shareholder of EMR Capital and former senior advisor to the Fund. He was a co-founder of the Tigers Realm Group and was appointed to the Boards of Tigers Realm Minerals, Tigers Realm Metals and NexGen Energy Ltd. (as it then was prior to the Qualifying Transaction) in 2011. Mr. Parry was appointed to the role of CEO of Tigers Realm Coal in 2012.
Mr. Parry, as an exploration and business development geologist, was responsible for the business development activities of the Tigers Realm Group since inception in 2008. Prior to joining Tigers Realm, Mr. Parry was the Business Development Manager for G-Resources Limited responsible for mergers and acquisitions and Principal Geologist - New Business at Oxiana Limited responsible for strategy and business development initiatives in bulk and energy commodities. At Rio Tinto he led exploration programs for iron ore, copper, diamonds, coal and bauxite in Australia, Asia and South America and was Principal Geologist for the Kintyre Uranium project pre-feasibility study. Mr. Parry holds an Honours Degree in Geology and is a Member of the AusIMM.
Mr. Patricio is the CEO and President of Mega Uranium Ltd., a uranium-focused investment and development company with assets in Canada and Australia. He is a qualified lawyer (Ontario) with over 15 years of experience working with and for public companies. He has built a number of mining companies with global operations and spent 10 years with a TSX-listed investment company focused in the resource and early-stage investment space. Mr. Patricio holds and has held senior officer and director positions in several mining companies that are listed on the TSX, ASX, NYSE and AIM exchanges.
Mr. Patricio received his law degree from Osgoode Hall and was called to the Ontario bar in 2000.
Warren Gilman was appointed Chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings in 2011. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets. He was previously Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Region for CIBC for 10 years where he was responsible for all of CIBC's activities across Asia. Mr Gilman is a mining engineer who co-founded CIBC's Global Mining Group in 1988. During his 26 years with CIBC he ran the mining team in Canada, Australia and Asia and worked in the Toronto, Sydney, Perth, Shanghaiand Hong Kong offices of CIBC. He has acted as advisor to the largest mining companies in the world including BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Noranda, Falconbridge, Meridian Gold, China Minmetals, Jinchuan and Zijin and has been responsible for some of the largest equity capital markets financings in Canadian mining history.
Warren is a regular contributor to mining industry forums and discussions. In addition to bi-weekly commentary on commodity and mining issues for the CNBC Asia Network, he has annually co-chaired Diggers and Dealers in Kalgoorlie and the China Nickel Conference in Shanghai. He has presented annually to the Asia Mining Congress in Singapore and Mines and Money Hong Kong as well as various CIM events in Canada.
Warren obtained his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering at Queen's University and his MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Western University and a member of the Dean's Advisory board of Laurentian University.
Ms. Veenman brings over 20 years of mining industry experience both as a public company director and as a senior executive. She currently serves as a Director at Nasdaq-listed Royal Gold Inc., NYSE-listed IAMGOLD Corporation and Noront Resources Ltd. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth services and support.
Previously, she was Senior Vice-President and General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team at Barrick Gold Corporation. In that capacity, she was responsible for overall management of legal affairs, extensively engaged in that company’s significant M&A and financing transactions and involved in a wide range of operational, regulatory, political and social aspects of the mining business.
Karri Howlett has 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence, and risk analysis. She currently sits on the Boards of SaskPower (as Chair of the Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee), Saskatchewan Trade Export Partnership (as Chair of the Audit Committee), RESPEC Consulting Inc., and RSI Consulting Inc.She has conducted financial due diligence and risk analysis for several business endeavors, including business advisement and financial modelling for several mining and energy projects, as well as mergers of financial institutions.
Ms. Howlett is currently President and a member of the Board of Directors of RESPEC Consulting Inc. (formerly North Rim Exploration Ltd.)., which is a geosciences and engineering consulting company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Special Advisor Uranium Marketing
Mr. Scorer has more than 25 years of commercial and operational experience in uranium and the global nuclear fuel market. Previously, Mr. Scorer served as the Chief Executive Officer of Accord Nuclear Resources, a partnership with First Reserve Corporation, a global energy-focused private equity firm assessing uranium assets worldwide. Prior to joining Accord, Mr. Scorer served as the Chief Executive Officer of London based nuclear fuel trading company, Nufcor International Limited, having formed it in 1998. During Mr. Scorer's time with Nufcor International, he oversaw the spinning out and listing on the London AIM of Nufcor Uranium Ltd, a uranium commodity investment vehicle. Nufcor International was subsequently sold to a large US investment bank. Prior to that, Mr. Scorer was the Managing Director of the Johannesburg based Nuclear Fuels Corporation of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. where his primary responsibility was the final processing, marketing and distribution of all South African origin uranium.
Mr. Scorer also previously held senior positions at the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation of South Africa where he was involved in the research and development of hydraulic, mechanised mining equipment for use in South Africa's deep level gold mines. Mr. Scorer holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa and a Diploma in Production Engineering from the Witwatersrand Technikon, Johannesburg.
Mr Browne is a geologist with over 43 years' experience in exploration and mining geology globally, with a specialisation in uranium projects. Prior to joining NexGen, Mr Browne operated a private geoscientific consultancy practice specialising in uranium projects globally, primarily in unconformity, sandstone-, and calcrete-hosted systems. Mr. Browne was employed by the North Ltd group and its antecedents from 1973-2000, based in Australia, and was a key member of the Jabiluka and Ranger 1 No 3 Deeps exploration program teams. Mr. Browne has been involved with exploration and assessment of uranium projects in Australia since 1969, and in the Athabasca and Thelon Basins of Canada since 1988.
Mr. Browne is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.