(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.