Leigh R. Curyer
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Curyer has over 20 years experience in the resources and corporate sector. Mr. Curyer is the founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of NexGen Energy Ltd. and was previously the Chief Financial Officer and head of corporate development of Southern Cross Resources (now Uranium One). In addition, for three years Mr. Curyer was Head of Corporate Development for Accord Nuclear Resource Management assessing uranium projects worldwide for First Reserve Corporation, a global energy -- focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm.
Mr. Curyer's uranium project assessment experience has been focused on assets located in Canada, Australia, USA, Africa, Central Asia and Europe, incorporating operating mines, advanced development projects and exploration prospects. While Chief Financial Officer of Southern Cross Resources (now Uranium One), Mr. Curyer managed the exploration, permitting and feasibility study of the Honeymoon Uranium Project in South Australia, ensuring full compliance with NI43-101 reporting. Mr Curyer has raised over $500 million of equity in North America, US, Europe and Australia.
Mr. Curyer is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Bruce Sprague was most recently Partner, Canadian Mining and Metals Sector for Ernst & Young and has over 25 years of experience advising multinational and emerging corporations on business issues in a broad range of countries. Mr. Sprague led key client teams for some of the largest Canada-based mining companies on strategic business initiatives and growth platforms. He is also a frequent lecturer at numerous mining industry forums on a broad range of topics and an author for several publications on tax and mining issues.
Mr. Sprague is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia (AMEBC), a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the UBC Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, a member of the Advisory Council of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Mr. Sprague is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (U.S.), Chartered Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Carleton University.
Travis G. McPherson
Vice President Corporate Development
Mr. McPherson has worked in the global mining sector across a variety of commodities and jurisdictions for 8 years. Mr. McPherson is currently Vice President Corporate Development at NexGen Energy and is also a Senior Advisor to IsoEnergy Ltd. and Vice President of NxGold Ltd. Prior to NexGen, Mr. McPherson was head of corporate development for a TSX-listed gold producer and developer where he was involved in a variety of corporate mandates including M&A as well as mine permitting, feasibility, financing and construction. Mr. McPherson began his career in the natural resource group of an independent boutique Canadian investment bank.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Level 2 candidate.
James Hatley, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Project Development
James Hatley was most recently a consultant, upstream continuous excellence for Saudi Aramco. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, Mr. Hatley spent 13 years at Cameco Corporation where he began as a corporate Senior Geotechnical Engineer at McArthur River, Cigar Lake and Rabbit Lake operations, proceeding to Chief Mine Engineer of McArthur River Operations, Superintendent Resource Development at McArthur River, Director, McArthur River Expansion program as well as working on various Life of Asset plans, strategic relationships with customers and regulatory engagement efforts. Mr. Hatley joins NexGen as Senior Vice President, Project Development with over 25 years in the metals and mining sector starting with Placer Dome Inc., then to Respec Inc. before moving to Cameco in 2003.
Mr. Hatley is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University. Mr. Hatley was a Board Member of the Saskatchewan Mining Association for three terms and received a CIM Fellowship for “over 20 Years of Technical Leadership”.
Troy Boisjoli, BSC
Vice President, Operations & Project Development
Troy Boisjoli is the Vice President Operations and Project Development for NexGen Energy Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from St. Norbert College, De Pere Wisconsin, as well as a geoscience license with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Boisjoli has over a decade of experience in uranium exploration, operations, mining and mineral resource estimation in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Prior to joining NexGen Energy in 2016, he worked as the Chief Geologist at the underground Eagle Point Uranium mine for Cameco Corporation, where he lead a team that increased the mineral resources threefold while reducing drilling and discovery costs. In addition, while at Eagle Point he lead a team that implemented innovative processes that lead to improved grade control, production reconciliation and short range and life of mine planning.