VANCOUVER, March 6, 2018 /CNW/ – NexGen Energy Ltd. (“NexGen” or the “Company”) (TSX:NXE, NYSE MKT:NXE) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Hatley as Senior Vice President, Project Development effective March 5, 2018.
Leigh Curyer, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “On behalf of the Board and Executive, I would like to welcome Mr. Hatley to the NexGen team and look forward to his expert input into the execution of the Arrow Development programs as we rapidly advance Arrow towards production.”
James Hatley, P.Eng
James Hatley was most recently a consultant, upsteam continuous excellence for Saudi Aramco. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, Mr. Hatley spent 13 years at Cameco Corporation where he began as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Cigar Lake, proceeding to Chief Mine Engineer of McArthur River Operations, Superintendent Resource Development at McArthur River, Director, McArthur River Expansion program as well as working on various Life of Asset plans, strategic relationships with customers and regulatory engagement efforts. Mr Hatley joins NexGen as Senior Vice President, Project Development with over 25 years in the metals and mining sector starting with Placer Dome Inc., then to Respec Inc. before moving to Cameco in 2003.
Mr. Hatley is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Masters of Business Administation from Athabasca University. Mr. Hatley was a Board Member of the Saskatchewan Mining Association for three terms and received a CIM Fellowship for “20 Years of Technical Leadership”.
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 Arrow South 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 Mtonnes 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.