Board of Directors
J. BIRKS BOVAIRD
Chairman of the Board
For a majority of his career, Mr. Bovaird’s focus has been the provision and implementation of corporate financial consulting and strategic planning services. He was previously the Vice President of Corporate Finance for one of Canada’s major accounting firms. He is Chairman of GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSX-V:GTA)as well as a member of the audit and compensation committees. He is an independent director of Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. (TSXV:NOB) where he is a member of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee. He also serves as an independent director and member of the audit committee of Interactive Capital Partners Corporation (ICPC) which is a reporting issuer whose common shares are not currently trading. ICPC is in the process of preparing the necessary financial reports in order to bring the company back into good standing with the Ontario Securities Commission. Mr. Bovaird has previously been involved with numerous public resource companies, both as a member of management and as a director. He is a graduate of the Canadian Director Education Program and holds an ICD.D designation.
STEPHEN P. ANTONY
Mr. Antony is a registered professional engineer in a number of states in which the Corporation holds properties. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver. Over the last 39 years, Mr. Antony has held increasingly senior positions in both the technical and managerial sectors of the mining business. He first entered the uranium business with Mobil Oil’s Mining and Mineral group in the mid 1980’s, during which time he developed the reclamation plan for Mobil’s El Mesquite in situ recovery operation in south Texas. He joined Energy Fuels Nuclear, Inc. (“EFN”) in 1986 as the company was growing to become the largest U3O8 producer in the US, peaking at more than five million pounds annually. Mr. Antony served as director of Technical Services for the company where he authored many of the feasibility studies which provided justification for the expansion of EFN’s highly successful Breccia Pipe Mine projects in the Arizona Strip. Subsequent to his employment with EFN, Mr. Antony held a brief position with Power Resources, Inc. (“PRI”) as Vice President of Business Development. He then consulted to Cameco Corp. on due diligence prior to its acquisition of PRI, which Cameco undertook as part of its strategy to become a significant uranium producer in the US. Mr. Antony was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation, responsible for the daily operations of the Corporation, including all aspects of uranium property exploration, ore production and mill processing. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation on April 1, 2010.
Mr. Brown is currently the Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) at Capital Counsel Management LLC since 2014 and previously worked as a financial consultant with Wells Fargo. As CIO of Capital Counsel Management, Mr. Brown holds ultimate responsibility for a large portfolio of global investments in oil, gas, mining, and financial services. In his role with Wells Fargo, Mr. Brown managed similarly constituted portfolios. Mr. Brown holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University, and completed two years of doctoral studies in financial accounting at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PAUL A. CARROLL
Mr. Carroll has had a lengthy business career in the mining industry, both as a lawyer and as a director and/or officer of many mining companies. He has been engaged in the mineral exploration and mining industry in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, China, Russia and Kazakhstan. Mr. Carroll is President of Carnarvon Capital Corporation, a corporate management and advisory company based in Toronto, Canada. Companies with which he has been extensively involved include Dundee Corporation, a full-service investment bank, Corona Corporation, where he was a member of the Executive Committee, Zemex Corporation, Royex Gold Mining Corporation, Campbell Resources Inc., Cobra Emerald Mines Ltd., Lacana Mining Corporation where he was Chair, Arcon International Resources plc where he was Chair, Tahera Corporation, World Wide Minerals Ltd. where he is President and Chief Executive Officer, Poco Petroleums Ltd., Mascot Gold Mines Ltd., United Keno Hill Mines Ltd., Repadre Capital Corporation (now IAMgold Corporation), Crowflight Minerals Inc., War Eagle Mining Company Inc. and Diadem Resources Ltd. From 2004 to 2005, as one of the committee of “independent directors” thereof, Mr. Carroll was a director of Argus Corporation Limited and Hollinger Inc. and in 2005 he was Chief Executive Officer. He was a director of The Uranium Institute (now the World Nuclear Association) in 1998. In addition to the Corporation, Mr. Carroll is currently a director of: World Wide Minerals (TSX, CDN, OTC); and War Eagle Mining Company Inc. (TSX-V). Mr. Carroll serves on the Audit Committee of War Eagle Mining Company Inc.
Mr. Catchpole was a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Uranerz Energy Corporation (“Uranerz”) from March 1, 2005 until June 18, 2015. Mr. Catchpole is a licensed engineer who holds an M.S. in civil engineering from Colorado State University. He has been active in the uranium solution mining industry since 1978, holding various positions including wellfield engineer, project manager, general manager and managing director of several uranium solution mining operations. In 1988 Mr. Catchpole joined Uranerz U.S.A., Inc. and Uranerz Exploration and Mining and became Director of Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Engineering and Solution Mining. Mr. Catchpole’s responsibilities included the monitoring and oversight of the environmental and regulatory aspects of two large uranium mines in Canada and the operational aspects of one uranium solution mine in the United States. In 1996 Mr. Catchpole was appointed General Manager and Managing Director of the Inkai uranium solution mining project located in the Republic of Kazakhstan (Central Asia). In 1998 Cameco Corporation acquired Uranerz U.S.A. Inc., and Mr. Catchpole continued his post at the Inkai Project for Cameco. Mr. Catchpole spent six years taking the Inkai project from acquisition through feasibility study, joint venture formulation, government licensing, environmental permitting, design, construction and the first phase start-up.
BRUCE D. HANSEN
Mr. Hansen is currently Chief Executive Officer and a director of General Moly Inc., a position he has held since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Hansen was Senior Vice-President, Operations Services and Development with Newmont Mining Corporation. He worked with Newmont for ten years holding increasingly senior roles, including CFO from 1999 to 2005. Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Hansen spent 12 years with Santa Fe Pacific Gold, where he held increasingly senior management roles including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Vice President Finance and Development. Mr. Hansen holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Hansen is also a director and serves on the Audit Committee of ASA Gold and Precious Metals Ltd. (NYSE).
Mr. Higgs has been involved in the financial and venture capital markets in Canada, the United States, and Europe for over thirty years. He founded his first junior exploration company in 1983 and took it public through an initial public offering in 1984. Since then, Mr. Higgs has been involved in the founding, financing, initial public listing, and building of several companies. Mr. Higgs was directly involved with the founding and initial public offering of Arizona Star Resource Corp. and the listing and financing of BioSource International Inc., both of which were the subject of take-over bids. Most recently, Mr. Higgs was one of the founding Directors and subsequently Executive Chairman of Uranerz before it merged with Energy Fuels. Mr. Higgs was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uranerz from February 1, 2006 until June 18, 2015. Mr. Higgs is currently Chairman and a director of Nevada Exploration Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange mineral exploration company (TSX.V:NGE). Mr. Higgs holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
RON F. HOCHSTEIN
Ron Hochstein is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Gold Inc. Mr. Hochstein served as Executive Chairman of Denison Mines Corp. in 2015 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Operating Officer starting in 2006 when International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”) and Denison Mines Inc. combined to form Denison Mines Corp. Before then, Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IUC. Mr. Hochstein joined IUC in October 1999 as Vice-President, Corporate Development and later served as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2000. Prior to joining IUC, Mr. Hochstein was a Project Manager with Simons Mining Group and was with Noranda Minerals as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Hochstein is a Professional Engineer and holds an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta. Mr. Hochstein is also a director of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT), Lundin Gold Inc. (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm) and Sprott Resource Corp. (TSX).