Glenn Catchpole – Chief Executive Officer
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 when the company was sold to Energy Fuels Inc. for more than $150 million creating the largest integrated uranium producer in the United States. 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.
Todd Hilditch – Executive Chairman
Mr. Hilditch is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Terraco Gold Corp., a TSXV listed gold royalty and exploration company focussed in the western United States. He is a Director of Sama Resources Inc./Ressources Sama Inc., a TSXV listed base metals company focussed in West Africa, and was its President and Chief Executive Officer until 2010. Until 2010, Mr. Hilditch was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Salares Lithium Inc., which was acquired by Australia based Talison Lithium Limited, the world’s largest lithium producer and a TSX listed company prior to it being taken over in a $840 million take-over bid transaction. Mr. Hilditch is the President and owner of Rock Management Consulting Ltd., a private mining management services and consulting company. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Hilditch has been responsible for capital raising, negotiating, acquiring and the directing of all other aspects of managing a public company. He holds a Bachelor of Science Management degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State.
Bryan McKenzie – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McKenzie is the Chief Financial Officer of Terraco Gold Corp., a TSXV listed gold royalty an exploration company focused in the western United States. Mr. McKenzie was previously the Chief Financial Officer for Salares Lithium Inc. which merged with Australia base Talison Lithium Inc. to become one of the world’s largest lithium production companies. Mr. McKenzie is the President and owner of Sandstone Consulting Ltd., a private mining management services and financial consulting company. Mr. McKenzie brings a varied knowledge of finance, accounting, auditing, tax and public markets. Prior to that he worked at an accounting and audit firm where he specialized in the mining and technology sector. Mr. McKenzie is a Chartered Professional Accountant..
Kathleen Jones-Bartels – Corporate Secretary
Ms. Jones-Bartels has over 25 years’ experience in the TSX Venture Exchange industry working as a senior securities paralegal, as well as providing regulatory and corporate services to both public and private companies. Ms. Jones-Bartels has also served in the capacity of Corporate Secretary for companies listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and NYSE MKT.
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 Energy Corporation before it merged with Energy Fuels in 2015 in a $320 million business combination. As Executive Chairman of Uranerz for over nine years, Mr. Higgs played an instrumental role in the acquisition, financing, development, and production start-up of Uranerz’s Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery uranium production facility, located in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Mr. Higgs currently serves on the board of Energy Fuels Inc., an integrated uranium producer focused solely in the United States and listed on the NYSE MKT and the Toronto Stock Exchange, and is Chairman and a director of Nevada Exploration Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange mineral exploration company. Mr. Higgs holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.