VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW/ – NexGen Energy Ltd. (“NexGen” or the “Company”) (TSX:NXE, NYSEMKT:NXE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Sprague as Chief Financial Officer and Shawn Harriman as Senior Manager, Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs of the Company effective as of November 13, 2017.
Leigh Curyer, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: “These two appointments reflect NexGen’s rapid progression in size and scale of activities as the Company continues to develop Arrow and set elite standards in every aspect of our operations. On behalf of the Board and executive I would like to welcome Bruce and Shawn to the NexGen team. Both bring extensive experience from the top of their respective fields and I look forward to working with both of them on the delivery of NexGen’s objectives.”
Bruce Sprague was most recently Partner, Canadian Mining and Metals Sector for Ernst & Young and has over 25 years of experience advising multinational and emerging corporations on business issues in a broad range of countries. Mr. Sprague led key client teams for some the largest Canada-based mining companies on strategic business initiatives and growth platforms. He is also a frequent lecturer at numerous mining industry forums on a broad range of topics and an author for several publications on tax and mining issues.
Mr. Sprague is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia (AMEBC), a member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the UBC Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, a member of the Advisory Council of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Mr. Sprague is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (U.S.), Chartered Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Carleton University.
Shawn Harriman has over 10 years experience with Cameco Corp. located in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan where he has developed extensive experience in the areas of environmental management and regulatory affairs. Most recently, Mr. Harriman was Cameco Corp.’s Superintendent, Safety, Health, Radiation, Environment, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. His experience includes implementing and managing environmental monitoring and protection programs and ISO14001 certified environmental management systems at an operational level. As the regulatory point of contact, Mr. Harriman has worked extensively with Provincial and Federal regulatory authorities and has direct experience in the approvals and licensing processes, including management of effluent treatment operations and multiple tailings management facilities.
In addition to his experience in uranium operations, Mr. Harriman previously worked in environmental consulting where he was involved in a number of environmental monitoring and baseline programs for a variety of mining clients throughout Saskatchewan. He holds a degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta. Mr. Harriman will continue to live and work in Saskatoon.
NexGen also announces that Grace Marosists, current Chief Financial Officer, has become Vice President, Finance and Information Technology at NexGen effective immediately. Grace has overseen the financial reporting function of NexGen from when the Company had a market capitalization of ~$50M to currently ~$1BN and has graduated from the TSX-V to the TSX and a dual NYSE listing. She now takes on an expanded role and responsibility encompassing advanced accounting systems implementation and management for NexGen as the Company advances through development.
NexGen is a British Columbia corporation with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects. NexGen has a highly experienced team of uranium industry professionals with a successful track record in the discovery of uranium deposits and in developing projects through discovery to production.
NexGen owns a portfolio of prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, including a 100% interest in Rook I, location of the Arrow Deposit in February 2014, the Bow discovery in March 2015, the Harpoon discovery in August 2016 and the South Arrow discovery in July 2017. The Arrow deposit’s updated mineral resource estimate with an effective date of December 20, 2016 was released in March 2017, and comprised 179.5 M lbs U3O8 contained in 1.18 M tonnes grading 6.88% U3O8 in the Indicated Mineral Resource category and an additional 122.1 M lbs U3O8 contained in 4.25 M tonnes grading 1.30% U3O8 in the Inferred Mineral Resource category.
Source: NexGen Energy Ltd.