(Non Executive Chairman)
Mr Harrison brings to Peninsula a wealth of broking and corporate finance experience acquired over a 45-year career, including 20 years of investment banking in London. During this time, Mr Harrison developed an extensive international contact base advising companies across a range of commodities (including uranium), as well as related engineering and service businesses, in both an M&A and Equity Capital markets context. He acted for numerous companies quoted on the Main List and the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, as well as the Australian, Johannesburg and Toronto Exchanges.
During his investment banking career, Mr Harrison was the Managing Director at Numis Securities in London in charge of the Corporate Finance resources sector and subsequently UK Chairman of specialist Anglo-Australian resources advisory and broking business RFC Ambrian. He was founding Chairman of UK coking coal development company West Cumbria Mining Ltd and is currently a Non-Executive Director of that company.
(Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Heili has spent the bulk of his 30+-year professional career in the uranium mining industry. Prior to joining Peninsula he most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ur-Energy, Inc. where he successfully oversaw the design, construction, commissioning and ramp-up of the Lost Creek in-situ uranium project in Wyoming USA.
Prior to joining Ur-Energy, Inc., Mr Heili served as Operations Manager of the Christensen/Irigaray in-situ uranium mines in Wyoming and has experience in ISR and conventional uranium mines in Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a past President of the Uranium Producers of America.
Harrison Barker retired June 1, 2015 from the Generation segment of Dominion Resources with over 40 years of fossil and nuclear fuel commercial and technical responsibilities. Since 1992, Mr Barker had been the manager responsible for Dominion’s procurement of nuclear fuel and the related processing steps of conversion from U3O8 to UF6, enrichment of UF6, and fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies.
He is a former chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Utility Fuel Committee, and a past member of the World Nuclear Fuel Market Board of Directors (Chairman for two years). He served on an Advisory Board to American Uranium Corporation while they attempted to develop the Wyoming Reno Creek uranium deposit.
From 1975 to 1984 he worked as an engineer and supervisor in the areas of nuclear fuel quality assurance, nuclear core design, nuclear fabrication contract administration, nuclear fuel procurement, spent fuel transportation and disposal planning during a period when Dominion was building its regulated nuclear operating fleet in Virginia.
Mr Barker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering Science both from the University of Florida.
Mr Wheatley is a chemical engineer with corporate finance experience and a career spanning more than 30 years in mining and related industries. He has worked in the uranium industry since 2003 and been involved in ISL project exploration, feasibility studies, start up, production, rehabilitation and closure. His uranium experience includes the roles of Chairman and CEO of Southern Cross Resources Inc., the operator of the Honeymoon ISR uranium project, Non-Executive Director of Uranium One Inc. and Uranium Resources Inc. Mr Wheatley is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ora Banda Mining Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of Prospect Resources Limited. His other board roles have included Non-Executive Chairman of Xanadu Mines Ltd, Gold One International Ltd, Goliath Gold Mining Ltd, Norton Gold Fields Ltd and non-executive directorships of St Barbara Ltd and Riversdale Resources Limited.
(Executive Director / Finance & Corporate Affairs)
Ms Rees is an experienced Finance Professional, Non-Executive Director, Risk, Audit & Finance Committee Chair, Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in multinational listed and unlisted companies in highly regulated environments across diverse industries including mining and energy, transport and logistics, and industrial conglomerates. Expertise includes financial strategic management, business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, financial and risk management.
Ms Rees has had previous executive experience across key roles including the uranium industry as Vice President for Uranium One Inc. and Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of its Australian subsidiary, and outside uranium as Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Lionel Samson Sadleir Group, Empire Oil & Gas, Neometals Ltd and Chief Financial Officer at Rex Minerals Ltd.
Ms Rees previous board roles include Non-Executive Director and Chair Audit Committee for MACA Ltd, and Non-Executive Director and Chair Risk, Audit and Finance Committee, and past President for Governance Institute Australia.
Mr Booth is an experienced mining executive, who brings over 35 years of experience across the mineral exploration and mining sectors with major and junior mining companies. During his career, Mr Booth has held various CEO roles where he was responsible for developing and executing high-level growth strategies across the mining lifecycle, implementing and progressing key ESG objectives and securing ongoing funding requirements through the capital markets.
Most recently, Mr Booth was President, CEO and director of Element 29 Resources Inc., a public Company on the TSX.V (ECU) focused on advancing the exploration and development of the Elida and Flor De Cobre Cu porphyry projects in Peru. Prior to this role, Mr Booth was Chair of Canadian gold producer Claude Resources acquired by Silver Standard Resources (Now SSR Mining Inc.) for C$337 million in 2016 and President, CEO and a Director of Lake Shore Gold Corp. when the company progressed from resource drilling to the underground development of the Timmins West gold deposit and purchased the Bell Creek Mine and Mill. Lake Shore Gold Corp. was acquired by Tahoe Resources in 2016 for C$751m.
Mr Booth is currently a director of SSR Mining Inc and GFG Resources Inc.