Our Team

Jon Bey

President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, (Chair)

Jon Bey

Mr. Bey is a capital markets executive with over 13 years in the junior exploration industry with experience in uranium, gold, silver, lead, zinc, diamonds and oil and gas. He has public company experience across several sectors and with companies listed on the TSX, TSX-V, CSE, and LSE Exchanges. Mr. Bey is the founder and Managing Director of the Steel Rose Group of companies.

Neil McCallum

Lead Technical Director

Neil McCallum

Mr. McCallum has over 15 years of experience primarily in North American mineral deposit exploration, with a focus on targeting and discovery of unconformity-related uranium deposits. He is currently a project manager at Edmonton based Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. Mr. McCallum has managed and conducted uranium exploration in and around the Athabasca Basin and other jurisdictions for multiple companies.

Garrett Ainsworth

Independent Director

Garrett Ainsworth

Mr. Ainsworth recently led the NexGen technical team from June 2014 to April 2018, and was co-recipient of the 2018 PDAC Bill Dennis Award for the Arrow Uranium Deposit in the southwest Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Prior to NexGen, Mr. Ainsworth was co-recipient of the 2013 AME BC Colin Spence Award. This honour was in recognition of his efforts which led to the discovery of the high-grade uranium mineralized system on the Patterson Lake South Project in the southwest Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, which is presently owned by Fission Uranium Corp.

Blair Jordan

Independent Director

Blair Jordan

Mr. Jordan was most recently Managing Director of Investment Banking at Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., and before that, spent nearly 10 years with Credit Suisse in London, New York and Tokyo. Before joining Credit Suisse, he was a securities lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary. He holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and an LLB from the University of British Columbia. As a former banker, Mr. Jordan has extensive experience working in public markets.

Kenneth Judge

Independent Director

Kenneth Judge

Ken Judge is a highly experienced investor and developer of public and private companies having been a founder, chairman, CEO or Non-Executive Director of more than 30 companies operating in many different countries and across various sectors including the exploration and production of natural resources (including Gold and Silver, Uranium, Diamonds and Titanium minerals) oil and gas and “big data” and digital marketing technologies. Mr. Judge has extensive experience in evaluating and executing public and private “cross border” merger and acquisition opportunities and the public listing and regulatory compliance of companies listed on the TSX, TSX-V, Nasdaq, LSE, ASX, HKSE, Philippines and Peru stock exchanges. Mr. Judge is a long-time resident of Monaco, has undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in law and finance from the University of Western Australia and is the chief executive officer of Hamilton Capital Partners Limited.

Martin Bajic

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Bajic

Mr. Bajic holds a B.A. and Diploma in Accounting from UBC and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. He has over a decade of experience serving as a director, chief financial officer, or consultant to numerous public companies trading on the TSX Venture Exchange or the CSE with a focus in the resource and technologies industries. His background as a CPA, CA provides the Company with the requisite skills necessary for financial management and compliance with today’s complex regulatory reporting requirements.

Laurie Thomas

Vice President Investor Relations

Laurie Thomas

Ms. Thomas is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Professional in Investor Relations with more than 20 years of professional experience. Ms. Thomas recently held the position of Vice President of Corporate Relations for UEX, a junior uranium and cobalt exploration company in Saskatoon. Before UEX Corporation, Ms. Thomas held the position of Manager, Investor Relations at Cameco Corporation for 10 years, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 2008. She is also one of the first graduates of the CIRI/Ivey Business School Investor Relations Certification Program (CPIR).

Galen McNamara

Technical Advisor

Galen McNamara

Mr. McNamara is currently CEO and Director of Summa Silver Corp (CSE: SSVR). He shared the 2018 PDAC Bill Dennis “Prospector of the Year” Award and 2016 Mines and Money Exploration Award, for his work on the Arrow uranium deposit. In 2014, Mr. McNamara co-founded Pioneer Exploration Consultants Ltd., a successful exploration consulting business, and Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd, a company focused on developing UAV- borne geophysical surveys. Prior to that, he managed surface exploration at what is now SSR Mining’s Seabee Gold Operation where he worked on the early drill development of the currently producing Santoy Gap gold deposit. Mr McNamara holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in geology from Laurentian University of Sudbury, Ontario.

Sean Hillacre

Vice President of Exploration

Sean Hillacre

Mr. Hillacre has 5 years’ experience working as an exploration geologist in the Athabasca Basin uranium district in Saskatchewan working as part of the technical team progressing the Arrow uranium deposit towards production with NexGen Energy. A high-energy, results oriented geoscientist, Mr. Hillacre brings a unique and balanced background integrating academic geoscience with industry experience, along with a comprehensive understanding of project development. Mr. Hillacre received his B.Sc. & M.Sc. degrees in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan.

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