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.
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.
Mr. Gilman, a mining engineer, has more than 30 years of experience as a deal maker in the metals and mining sector. He was a founder of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) Global Mining Team in Toronto in 1988. He subsequently led the team’s efforts out of Australia and Hong Kong. During his time with CIBC, Mr. Gilman was responsible for some of the largest equity capital markets financings in Canadian mining history. He served 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.
From 2011, Mr. Gilman led CEF Holdings Ltd., a global mining investment company, owned 50% by CIBC and 50% by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. Warren serves as a director for Niobec Ltd. (niobium in Quebec) and NexGen Energy Ltd. (uranium in Saskatchewan).
Mr. Gilman 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.
As the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan, Mr. Wall brings to NexGen’s Board political experience spanning over a 20 year period. During his 10 year tenure as Premier of Saskatchewan, Mr. Wall led the province to unprecedented economic expansion, strong population and export growth, record infrastructure investment and the first ever and continuing AAA credit for the Province’s finances. Mr. Wall worked successfully with the previous federal government to achieve nuclear cooperation agreements between Canada and both India and China opening up those civilian nuclear energy markets to Canadian uranium. He is an advocate for sustainable, inclusive economic development and provides strategic insight to the energy sector.
Don. J Roberts
Mr. Roberts has had a lengthy and successful career as a leading financial executive and Chartered Accountant in various countries including Canada, Italy and Hong Kong.
Mr. Roberts retired in 2011 after a 23 year career in Hong Kong as Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer of CK Hutchison Holdings (previously Hutchison Whampoa Limited), a listed conglomerate and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Hong Kong with operations in over 40 countries, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Canada and throughout Europe. During this career he was responsible for listed company financial reporting, credit rating reviews, and group wide taxation, and actively involved in investor relations, corporate governance, equity and debt capital market activities, corporate restructurings, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures in various countries around the world. Prior to joining CK Hutchison Holdings, he trained and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Calgary, Vancouver, Turin - Italy, and Hong Kong offices.
During his career he has been involved in various industries including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, shipping, container ports, telecommunications, property investment and development, utilities, infrastructure, retail, treasury and investment.
Mr. Roberts currently serves as an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman or member of the audit committee on a number of listed and private companies including CK Asset Holdings, CK Life Sciences Int'l, HK Electric Investments, all listed in Hong Kong and Queen’s Road Capital Investment, listed on the Toronto exchange.
Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada.
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.